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      • South Carolina was founded through a royal charter from Charles I in 1629. It was established because the British wanted to keep the Spanish contained in Florida, preventing them from moving north and claiming more land. Settlers migrating from colonies such as Virginia had already drifted into the northern part of the territory.
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  2. 11 hours ago · The first white European settlement is believed to have been founded in the 1520s, and South Carolina gained statehood on March 26, 1776, after becoming a royal colony in 1719. Cities and towns...

  3. 1 day ago · Precipitated by the election of Abraham Lincoln as president in 1860, the Civil War began as the southern states seceded from the Union to form their own pro-slavery country, the Confederate States of America. The defeat of the Confederates in 1865 led to the abolition of slavery.

  4. Jun 27, 2022 · Written primarily by Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, and announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with...

  5. 1 day ago · The right to petition for redress of grievances was a principle included in the 1215 Magna Carta, as well as the 1689 English Bill of Rights.In 1776, the second year of the American Revolutionary War, the Virginia colonial legislature passed a Declaration of Rights that included the sentence "The freedom of the press is one of the greatest bulwarks of liberty, and can never be restrained but ...

  6. 1 day ago · The Commonwealth of Nations, simply referred to as the Commonwealth, [3] is a political association of 56 member states, the vast majority of which are former territories of the British Empire. [4] The chief institutions of the organisation are the Commonwealth Secretariat, which focuses on intergovernmental aspects, and the Commonwealth ...

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