What is South Carolina?

  • (noun): A state in the Deep South; one of the original 13 colonies.
    Synonyms: Palmetto State, SC
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South Carolina

South Carolina (i/ˌsaʊθ kærəˈlaɪnə/) is a state in the Southeastern United States. It is bordered to the north by North Carolina; to the south and west by Georgia, located across the Savannah River; and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. Originally part of the Province of Carolina, the Province of South Carolina was the first of the 13 colonies that declared independence from the British Crown during the American Revolution. The colony was originally named by King Charles II of England in honor of his father Charles I (Carolus being Latin for Charles). South Carolina was the first state to ratify the Articles of Confederation, the 8th state to ratify the US Constitution on May 23, 1788. South Carolina later became the first state to vote to secede from the Union which it did on December 20, 1860. It was readmitted to the United States on June 25, 1868.

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University Of South Carolina System - Board of Trustees
... was transferred from the University of South Carolina article which pertains only to the Columbia campus, since the Board of Trustees governs the ... The Board of Trustees is a body created by the state of South Carolina responsible for the maintenance and operation of the university, including the University of South Carolina System ... the General Assembly on December 19, 1801 for the foundation of South Carolina College ...
Rock Hill, South Carolina - Geography and Climate
... the north-central section of the Piedmont of South Carolina near Charlotte ... Climate data for Rock Hill, South Carolina Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Average high °F (°C) 53 (12) 58 (14) 66 (19) 75 (24) 81 (27) 88 (31 ...
Miscellaneous Topics - South Carolina Singularities
... Driving Under the Influence South Carolina is the only state in the nation with mandatory videotaping by the arresting officer of the DUI arrest and breath test ... Fire Safety Regulations South Carolina is the only state that allows fire officials to sidestep a federal regulation requiring that for every employee doing hazardous work inside a building, one must be outside ... School Buses South Carolina is the only state in the nation that owns and operates its own school bus fleet ...
The Patriot (2000 film) - Production - Filming
... The movie was filmed entirely on location in South Carolina, including Charleston, Rock Hill - for many of the battle scenes, and Lowrys - for the farm of Benjamin Martin, as ... an antebellum rice plantation in Georgetown, Middleton Place in Charleston, South Carolina, at the Cistern Yard on the campus of College of Charleston, and Hightower Hall and Homestead House at Brattonsville, South ...
University Of South Carolina System - Board of Trustees - Composition and Powers
... The Board of Trustees is composed of the following twenty members Governor of South Carolina, ex officio Chairman of the Board may appoint a designee in his stead South Carolina State Superintendent of ... Additionally, according to the Code of Laws of South Carolina (1976), Section 59-117-100, the board of trustees are tasked with ensuring that the President of the ...

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  • (noun): One of the British colonies that formed the United States.

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