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South Carolina was the first of the 13 colonies that declared independence from the British Crown during the American Revolution and was the 8th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. 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's nickname, The Palmetto State, refers to the South Carolina official state tree, the Sabal Palmetto
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Information and history of the state of South Carolina
Following exploration of the coast in 1521 by Francisco de Gordillo, the Spanish and French tried unsuccessfully to establish a colonies. 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.
South Carolina, officially separated from North Carolina in 1729. South Carolina was the first state to ratify the Articles of Confederation, and 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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