South Carolina

Located in the southeastern part of the United States, South Carolina consists of 46 counties with a total population of approximately 4.62 million as of 2010. The state’s largest and capital city is Colombia.

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History of the United States
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Confederate States of America

What was the first state to secede from the union?

South CarolinaThe only state that declared their secession in 1860 was South Carolina on 20 December 1860. Six other states declared secession between then and Lincoln's inauguration on 4 March 1861. When the Civil War began at Fort Sumter on 12 April 1861 four additional states opted to secede.

South Carolina, was the first state to secede from the Union, on December 20, 1860.

followed by:

Mississippi on January 9, 1861

Florida on January 10, 1861

Alabama on January 11, 1861

Georgia on January 19, 1861

Louisiana on January 26, 1861

Texas on February 1, 1861

(Abraham Lincoln inaugurated as President on March 4, 1861)

(Hostilities began at Fort Sumter, S.C., on April 12, 1861)

Virginia on April 17, 1861

Arkansas on May 6,1861

North Carolina on May 20, 1861

Tennessee on June 11, 1861

Ice Hockey
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How many NHL players were born in South Carolina?

None, not one NHL player has been born in South Carolina.

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What is South Carolina's famous drink?

Sweet Tea.

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History of the United States
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Why did the South secede from the Union?

The South seceded for one reason and one reason only--to perpetuate the institution of slavery. Read all their declarations of secession, read their constitutions: it is all there in black and white.

It was only years later, when slavery was abolished and had become (almost) universally condemned, that the mythologizing began. It became the War Between the States, the "War of Northern Aggression" (although it was South Carolina who attacked the Union), the "Lost Cause."

But it's all propaganda generated after the fact, and attempt to excuse the inexcusable, that the southerners were traitors, who took up arms against their own country. And they did it so they could continue to enslave people.

This is what the Southerners, in their own words, declared:


....Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery-- the greatest material interest of the world. Its labor supplies the product which constitutes by far the largest and most important portions of commerce of the earth. These products are peculiar to the climate verging on the tropical regions, and by an imperious law of nature, none but the black race can bear exposure to the tropical sun. These products have become necessities of the world, and a blow at slavery is a blow at commerce and civilization. That blow has been long aimed at the institution, and was at the point of reaching its consummation. There was no choice left us but submission to the mandates of abolition, or a dissolution of the Union, whose principles had been subverted to work out our ruin...

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...A geographical line has been drawn across the Union, and all the States north of that line have united in the election of a man to the high office of President of the United States, whose opinions and purposes are hostile to slavery. He is to be entrusted with the administration of the common Government, because he has declared that that "Government cannot endure permanently half slave, half free," and that the public mind must rest in the belief that slavery is in the course of ultimate extinction. This sectional combination for the submersion of the Constitution, has been aided in some of the States by elevating to citizenship, persons who, by the supreme law of the land, are incapable of becoming citizens; and their votes have been used to inaugurate a new policy, hostile to the South, and destructive of its beliefs and safety.

From the declaration of secession in Texas... this free government *all white men are and of right ought to be entitled to equal civil and political rights* [emphasis in the original]; that the servitude of the African race, as existing in these States, is mutually beneficial to both bond and free, and is abundantly authorized and justified by the experience of mankind, and the revealed will of the Almighty Creator, as recognized by all Christian nations; while the destruction of the existing relations between the two races, as advocated by our sectional enemies, would bring inevitable calamities upon both and desolation upon the fifteen slave-holding states....


"The people of Virginia in their ratification of the Constitution of the United States of America, adopted by them in convention on the twenty-fifth day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, having declared that the powers granted under said Constitition were derived from the people of the United States and might be resumed whensoever the same should be perverted to their injury and oppression, and the Federal Government having perverted said powers not only to the injury of the people of Virginia, but to the oppression of the Southern slave-holding States.

The Vice-President of the Confederacy itself...

"The constitution, it is true, secured every essential guarantee to the institution while it should last, and hence no argument can be justly urged against the constitutional guarantees thus secured, because of the common sentiment of the day. Those ideas, however, were fundamentally wrong. They rested upon the assumption of the equality of races. This was an error. It was a sandy foundation, and the government built upon it fell when the "storm came and the wind blew." Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner- stone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth..."

South Carolina's Declaration of Causes of Secession Here is the "Statement of Causes Of Secession" that South Carolina used to justify its withdrawal from the Union. Tell me if there is any doubt that slavery was the primary issue.

"South Carolina Declaration of Causes of Secession December 24,1860

The people of the State of South Carolina, in Convention assembled, on the 2d day of April, A.D. 1852, declared that frequent violations of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Federal Government, and it's encroachment upon the reserved rights of the States, fully justified this State in their withdrawal from the Federal Union; but in deference to the opinions and wishes of the other Slaveholding States, she forbore at that time to exercise this right. Since that time these encroachments have continued to increase, and the forbearance ceases to be a virtue. And now the State of South Carolina having resumed her separate and equal place among nations, deems it due herself, to the remaining United States of America, and to the nations of the world, that she should declare the immediate causes that lead to this act. We affirm that these ends for which this Government was instituted have been defeated, and the Government itself has been destructive of them by the action of the nonslaveholding States. Those States have assumed the right of deciding upon the propriety of our domestic institutions; and have denied the rights of property established in fifteen of the States and recognized by the Constitution; they have denounced as sinful the institution of Slavery; they have permitted the open establishment among them of societies whose avowed object is to disturb the peace of eloin the property of the citizens of other States. They have encouraged and assisted thousands of our slaves to leave their homes; and those who remain have been incited by emissaries, books, and pictures to servile insurrection. For twenty-five years this agitation has been steadily increasing, until it has now secured to its aid the power of the common Government. Observing the forms of the Constitution, a sectional party has found within that article establishing the Executive Department, the means of subverting the Constitution itself. A geographical line has been drawn across the Union, all the States north of that line have united in the election of a man to the high office of President of all the United States whose opinions and purposes are hostile to Slavery. He is to be entrusted with the administration of the common Government, because he has declared that Government cannot endure permanently half slave, half free, and that the public mind must rest in the belief that slavery is in the course of ultimate extinction. This sectional combination for the subversion of the Constitution has been aided, in some of the States, by elevating to citizenship persons who, by the supreme law if the land, are incapable of becoming citizens; and their votes have been used to inaugurate a new policy, hostile to the South, and destructive of its peace and safety. On the 4th of March next this party will take possession of the Government. It has announced that the South shall be excluded from the common territory, that the Judicial Tribunal shall be made sectional, and that a war must be waged against Slavery until it shall cease throughout the United States. The guarantees of the Constitution will then no longer exist; the equal rights of the States will be lost. The Slaveholding States will no longer have the power of self-government, or self-protection, and the Federal Government will have become their enemy. Sectional interest and animosity will deepen the irritation; and all hope of remedy is rendered vain, by the fact that the public opinion of the North has invested a great political error with the sanctions of a more erroneous religious belief. We, therefore, the people of South Carolina, by our delegates in convention assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, have solemnly declared that the Union heretofore existing between this State and the other States of North America is dissolved, and that the State of South Carolina has resumed her position among the nations of the world, as a separate and independent state, with the full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent States may of right do. "

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Is K2 Mango Kush legal in South Carolina?

Yes. :D

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Unemployment Benefits

What happens when you commit unemployment fraud South Carolina?

Committing unemployment fraud in South Carolina will get you: fines of $20 to $100, and up to 30 days imprisonment, and each false statement is a separate offense. You may also be ineligible for benefits for 10 to 52 weeks. For more information, see the Related Link below.

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What city located on the Congaree River is the capital of South Carolina?

Columbia is the capital city in the U.S. state of South Carolina. The Saluda River and the Broad River merge at Columbia to form the Congaree River.

Travel & Places
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Passport Requirements

Do you need a passport to go to South Carolina?

Not if you already live in the United States. Of course if you are minor from another state traveling w/o adult supervision or permission and have an encounter with authorities there can be problems.

Divorce and Marriage Law
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Where do you file for a divorce if you were married in Florida and now reside in New Jersey?


A person(s) file for a divorce in the state where they reside. Marriage and divorce decrees are shared venues between states. Meaning if a marriage is legal in Florida it is legal in N.J. and the dissolution of the marriage can occur in N.J.


You can only file for divorce in FL if you are a current resident and have been living there for at least six months.

If you have been in NJ for at least one year, you can file in NJ.


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Is kindergarten mandatory in South Carolina?

Yes it is mandatory however, one may request a exemption from mandatory attendance to kindergarten in SC.

Divorce and Marriage Law
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How old do you have to be to get married in South Carolina?

17 is the legal age

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Columbia South Carolina

What are the legal requirements in South Carolina to get joint custody?

In your search, type in Do it yourself Custody. You can find out alot of info there. They also have Do It Yourself Divorce. I just got divorced in Dec. for $90.00, because I done it myself. Good luck

History of the United States
Colonial America
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Who founded South Carolina?

King Charles II gave both North Carolina and South Carolina to eight nobles called the Lord Lords Proprietors in 1663. The King wanted English people on the land rather than Spanish or French settlers. The settlers came from Barbados.

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Bermuda Triangle

Is Bermuda north or south of North Carolina?

Bermuda is south

of North Carolina

College Football
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University of South Carolina

What is the history of the South Carolina Gamecocks?

Carolina fielded its first football team in 1892 to play against Furman on Christmas Eve in Charleston. The football team was not sanctioned by the University and had to pay their own train fare as well as buy their own uniforms. They were nicknamed the "College Boys" by The News and Courier and their supporters wore garnet and black. The team lost the game because of their inexperience and lack of training.[1]

USC won their first game during the third season of the sport on November 2, 1895 against Columbia AA. The football team got their first head coach, W.H. "Dixie" Whaley, the following year, and the 1896 season also saw the inaugural game against archrival Clemson on November 12, which Carolina won 12-6. From 1902-03, coach C. R. Williams led the Gamecocks to an impressive 14-3 record, which included the program's first 8-win season. The Board of Trustees banned participation in football for the 1906 season after the faculty complained about the coarseness of chants yelled by the students at football games. However, the board was so harassed by petitions from the students and alumni that it voted to allow the resumption of the sport in 1907. A hastily assembled football team competed in an abbreviated season and won all three games it played.[2]

From 1928-1934, coach Billy Laval led the Gamecocks to seven consecutive winning seasons and a 39-26-6 overall record, which included a perfect 3-0 Southern Conference campaign in 1933. Under coach Rex Enright, the Gamecocks produced another undefeated Southern Conference season, going 4-0-1 in 1941. Enright left South Carolina in 1955, with the distinction of being both the winningest and losingest coach in school history (64-69-7). In 1956, Warren Giese took over as head coach and proceeded to lead the Gamecocks to a 28-21-1 overall record in his 5-year tenure. The Giese era included two 7-3 campaigns (1956 and 1958), an 18-15-1 ACC record, and a 27-21 victory over Darrell Royal's 1957 Texas squad in Austin.

Several years later, Coach Paul Dietzel led South Carolina to the 1969 ACC championship and an appearance in the Peach Bowl. As a result, Dietzel was named ACC Coach of the Year in 1969. Soon after, South Carolina left the ACC and became an Independent program. Jim Carlen took over as coach in 1975, and under his leadership the program achieved a measure of national prominence. Carlen led the Gamecocks to three bowl games, coached 1980 Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers, and produced a 45-36-1 record during his tenure. The Carlen Era included consecutive 8-4 records (1979-1980) and a 17-14 victory over Bo Schembechler's 1980 Michigan squad in Ann Arbor.

Joe Morrison was hired in 1983 and quickly led the Gamecocks to a 10-2 record, #11 final AP Poll ranking, and a Gator Bowl appearance in 1984. The 1984 season included victories over Georgia, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Florida State, and Clemson. In 1987, the Gamecocks posted an 8-4 record, #15 Final AP Poll ranking, and another Gator Bowl appearance. The 1987 Gamecocks were led by the vaunted "Black Death" defense, which yielded just 141 points in 12 games played. Morrison coached his last game in the 1988 Liberty Bowl, as he died on February 5, 1989 at the age of 51. Morrison ended his South Carolina tenure with a 39-28-2 overall record, three bowl games, and three seasons with 8 or more wins.

After posting just three winning seasons from 1990-1998, Lou Holtz was hired as head coach in 1999. He took over a program that had gone just 1-10 the season before and, subsequently, oversaw a winless 0-11 campaign in 1999. It didn't take long for Holtz to improve the Gamecocks' fortunes, however, as he engineered 8-4 and 9-3 records in the 2000 and 2001 seasons, respectively. In addition, South Carolina won back-to-back Outback Bowl games over Ohio State and posted the most successful two-year run in program history (17-7 overall, 10-6 SEC). The 2000 and 2001 campaigns also saw South Carolina's return to the national rankings with #19 and #13 finishes in the final AP Polls for those years. After consecutive 5-7 seasons in 2002 and 2003, Holtz ended his South Carolina tenure on a winning note with a 6-5 record in 2004.

Steve Spurrier was hired in 2005 to replace the departing Holtz, and he led the Gamecocks to a 7-5 record and Independence Bowl appearance in his first season. As a result, Spurrier was named the 2005 SEC Coach of the Year. The 2006 season saw continued success under Spurrier, as the Gamecocks posted an 8-5 record and a 44-36 shootout victory over Houston in the Liberty Bowl. South Carolina returned to postseason play in 2008, with an appearance in the Outback Bowl against Iowa. The 2009 campaign saw the fifth-straight season of bowl eligibility under Spurrier, a first for the USC program, as the Gamecocks played Connecticut in the Bowl (20-7 loss).

Former Gamecock standouts include Alex Hawkins, Dan Reeves, Rick Sanford, George Rogers, Sterling Sharpe, Robert Brooks, Duce Staley, John Abraham, Sheldon Brown, Dunta Robinson, and Sidney Rice.

History of the United States
Colonial America
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When was South Carolina founded?

It separated from North Carolina in 1712, but the Carolinas (one colony) was founded in 1663.

Colonial America
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What government did the southern colonies have?

The colonists had self-government. There was a general assembly and they made up the laws. The English king and their Governor had the final word.

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What is the capital of South Carolina?

Columbia is the capital city in the U.S. state of South Carolina.

Colonial America
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What kind of houses did South Carolina the colony have?


Statutes of Limitations
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What is the statute of limitations for grand larceny in South Carolina?

There is no statute of limitations for any criminal offense in South Carolina.

Domestic Dogs
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Can dogs walk on the beach in horry county South Carolina?

Emancipation and Ages for Moving Out
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Can you move out at 17 in South Carolina?

Generally, no. The age of majority is 18. That's when you're considered a legal adult and you can make all your own decisions. Your parents are legally responsible for you until you reach eighteen. In some cases a minor can be legally emancipated but South Carolina has no distinct provisions for the emancipation of a minor. You would need to contact a family lawyer or legal services advocate in South Carolina to ask about this. Otherwise you can't leave home without the consent of your parent or guardian until you reach eighteen years of age.

Added: The legal age of majority in South Carolina is 18.

See the below link for confirmation

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Freshwater Fish
Bass (fish)

When do largemouth bass spawn in South Carolina?

Late March through April.

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How long does it take go from Ohio to South Carolina?

It takes about nine hours to drive from Columbus, Ohio to Columbia, SC on I-77.

History of the United States
Colonial America
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What was the climate of colonial South Carolina?

South Carolina has mild winters. The southern portion is the warmest. Temperatures decline to the northwest.

Summers are very warm in South Carolina, with generally even temperatures. The northwest is slightly cooler. Rainfall is usually abundant throughout the state. The southeast and northwest receive the most precipitation. It's my belief that it was pretty much the same way when the state was a colony.So the climate is sub-tropical humid in some sort


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