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Come What May
Students debate Roe v. Wade before panel of Judges.
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Andrew Jackson
"The Bible is the rock on which this Republic rests."
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John C. Calhoun
"It is harder to preserve than to obtain liberty."
Statesman
 
Andrew Jackson
"Every good citizen makes his country's honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and its conscious that he gains protection while he gives it."
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John Rutledge
"By doing good with his money, a man, as it were, stamps the image of God upon it, and makes it pass, current for the merchandise of heaven."
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Robert E. Lee
"The gentleman does not needlessly and unnecessarily remind an offender of a wrong he may have committed against him. He can not only forgive; he can forget; and he strives for that nobleness of self and mildness of character which imparts sufficient strength to let the past be put the past."
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Thomas Jefferson
"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
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George Washington
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company."

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South Carolina South Carolina flag
Tiger Swallotail Butterfly Carolina Wren Carolina Yellow Jessamine
Entered the Union: May 23, 1788 (8) Capital: Columbia
Origin of Name: Carolina was named to honor Charles IX of France
and then Charles I and Charles II of England.
State Nicknames: Palmetto State • Keystone of the South Atlantic Seaboard
• The Iodine State • The Rice State
State Flower: Carolina Yellow Jessamine State Bird: Carolina Wren
State Animal: White-tailed Deer State Tree: Cabbage Palmetto
State Reptile: Loggerhead Sea Turtle State Wildflower: Goldenrod
State Amphibian: Spotted Salamander State Dog: Boykin Spaniel
State Butterfly: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail State Gem Stone: Amethyst
State Game Bird: Wild Turkey State Song: “Carolina”
State Mottos: Animis opibusque parati (Prepared in mind and resources) •
Dum spiro spero (While I breathe, I hope)
National Forest: 1 • State Forests: 4 • State Parks: 47
Famous For: Myrtle Beach, Magnolia & Cypress Gardens, Hilton Head Resorts
Famous South Carolinians: John C. Calhoun (statesman), Mark Clark (general), Joe Frazier (boxer), Athea Gibson (tennis), Dizzy Gillespie (jazz trumpeter), Andrew Jackson (President), Francis Marion "Swamp Fox" (Revolutionary general), Ronald McNair (astronaut), John Rutledge (US Supreme Court), William Westmoreland (general), Vanna White (TV personality), Charles Townes (Nobel Prize-physicist)
Birds & Animals: Click on the photos to find out more about them
and hear the sounds they make.
State Fair: Columbia
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
boykin spaniels
 
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Several Native American groups lived in South Carolina. Largest among these were the Cherokee, Catawba, and Yamasee.
The Spanish tried unsuccessfully to establish a colony near present-day Georgetown in 1526, and the French also failed to colonize Parris Island near Fort Royal in 1562. The first English settlement was made in 1670 at Albemarle Point on the Ashley River, but poor conditions drove the settlers to the site of Charleston.
King Charles I of England granted the land on which South Carolina is located to Sir Robert Heath in 1629. The region was named Carolina, a word derived from the Latin form of Charles, in reference to King Charles.
During the Revolutionary War, the almost legendary figure Francis Marion (the Swamp Fox), contributed to the British retreat. Marion and his men would hide in the swamps and strike out in surprise at British troops, only to vanish again into the unwelcoming swampland. British forces finally withdrew from Charleston in 1782.
The walls of the American fort on Sullivan Island, in Charleston Harbor, were made of spongy Palmetto logs. This was helpful in protecting the fort because the British cannonballs bounced off the logs.
South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union. The Civil War began in 1861 at Fort Sumter as South Carolinan troops fired on Federal troops.
The City of Myrtle Beach is in the center of the Grand Strand, a 60-mile crescent of beach on the South Carolina coast. In the last 25 years, Myrtle Beach has developed into the premier resort destination on the East Coast.
There are more than 300 public and private golf courses in South Carolina.
The Saint Cecilia Society, organized in 1767, sponsored America's first symphony orchestra.
South Carolina grows more peaches than any other state except California.
Johnston is known as the Peach Capital of the World.
The only commercial tea plantation in America is in South Carolina on Wasmalaw Island.
The Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame features champion thoroughbred flat racers and steeplechase horses trained in Aiken.
A noble Catawba Indian who befriended early Camden settlers, King Haiglar is often called "The Patron Saint of Camden."
Sumter has the largest Gingko farm in the world.
The Lake City tobacco market was established in 1898, and has grown to become one of the two largest markets in South Carolina today.
Sweetgrass basket making has been a part of the Mount Pleasant community for more than 300 years. Basket making is a traditional art form that has been passed on from generation to generation.
Each year thousands of Purple Martins return to Bomb island on Lake Murray to roost for the spring and summer. It is quite a sight to watch these birds return to Bomb Island each day around sunset.
The Edisto Memorial Gardens in Orangeburg displays past and current award winning roses from the All-American Rose Selections.
Summerville is the "The Flower Town in the Pines." Since the early 1900s tourists have flocked to the town during early spring to enjoy millions of spring blossoms, particularly azaleas.
The Upper Whitewater Falls is the highest cascade in eastern America; it descends for nearly 411 feet.
On Nov 2, 1954 Strom Thurmond (R) became the first US senator elected by write-in vote. Thurmond received 139,106 write-in votes to win his seat.
South Carolina's Ethnic Roots: African American 29.5%, American 13.9%, German 8.4%, English 8.4%, Irish 7.9%. "Americans" are likely descendents of Scots-Irish settlers.
Religion in South Carolina: 92% Christian (84% Protestant, 7% Catholic, 1% Other), 7% No Religion, 1% Other Religions

South Carolina has some towns with funny/unusual names like Coward, Due West, Ninetimes, Ninety Six, Southern Shops, South of the Border, and Welcome.

The palmetto, South Carolina's state tree, grows in coastal areas of North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

 

National Anthem Day
National Anthem Day
March 3
National Anthem Day

celebrates the writing and history behind "The Star-Spangled Banner," which officially became the national anthem of the United States of America on March 3, 1931.
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Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday
March 5, 2014
Ash Wednesday

The season of Lent (40 days of preparation before Easter) begins
with Ash Wednesday which derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on the forehead as a sign of repentance.
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St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day
March 17
St. Patrick's Day
is celebrated internationally in honor of Saint Patrick of Ireland. Patrick used the shamrock, a 3-leaf plant, to explain the Holy Trinity. The wearing of green and shamrock decor is widely used in celebration of this holiday.
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Agriculture Day
AG Day
March 25, 2014
National AG Day
celebrates the abundance and contributions provided by agriculture.
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Spring Equinox
Spring Equinox
March 20
Spring Equinox

At the start of spring, the spring equinox, day and night are 12 hours long and the Sun is at the midpoint of the sky. Our north pole tilts towards the Sun.
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The Cheese Pirates
The Cheese Pirates by Christina Lewis
The Cheese Pirates
(Available on Amazon)
"Pirates of the Caribbean, move over! Make room for a crew of mouse-privateers who will capture your hearts and stop your breath with their thrilling sea-going adventures! A wonderful story, full of bold mice, good and wicked, who will show you what courage really means." - Lynne Reid Banks, author of The Indian in the Cupboard
One Street Over
Michael Lewis Video: Sky Blue
"Sky Blue" (Wyoming Winds) byOne Street Over
Escape your daily blues with this new music video by One Street Over.
Horse Portraits
Horse Portraits by Bridgette Lewis
Custom horse, dog, and people portraits
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Mercy Corps International
Worldwide Relief and Development
 

 

   

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