In 1669, the Lords Proprietors sent 100 people from England to settle in South Carolina, and in the 1719s, the colonists rebelled against the lords and threw the governor out of office.
Farming had not been very successful so Colonists started to capture Native Americans and selling them as slaves to people in other colonies and in the West Indian islands.
Half of the slaves who came to the colonies came through Charleston Harbor.
By the late 1700s, 60,000 slaves lived in South Carolina and most had been captured in Africa, shipped to Charleston Harbor, and sold.
The colonists thought of South Carolina as being divided into Low Country and Up Country.
In the 1760s, England decided to raise money by taxing the colonists.
On April 19, 1775, in Lexington, Massachusetts, colonists and British soldiers began shooting at one another
Over 100 battles were fought in South Carolina during the Revolutionary War.