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The Lowcountry vs. The Upcountry

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Courtney Smith

on 19 November 2013

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Transcript of The Lowcountry vs. The Upcountry

The Lowcountry vs.
The Upcountry
Standard 8-3.1: Explain the tensions between the Upcountry and the Lowcountry of South Carolina, including their economic struggles after the Revolutionary War, their disagreement over representation in the General Assembly, the location of the new capital, and the transformation of the state’s economy.

Upcountry
Lowcountry
Woodsmen
Traders (fur)
Subsistence Farmers
Plantation owners
Merchants
Slaves
Charleston
Columbia
Hard Times
Both groups suffered economically because of:
The fighting that destroyed the countryside
Goods and livestock that were taken by the British
In the Lowcountry:
Mercantilism was no longer protected by Great Britain
Planters owed money to creditors in England which they could not pay
Unfair Representation
in South Carolina
There was a
much larger white population in the Upcountry
than in the Lowcountry
Based on the population,
the Lowcountry had greater representation
in the goverment
All of the legal business was taken care of in Charleston, the capital of SC at the time
During the Revolutionary War:
Lowcountry = Patriots

Upcountry = Loyalists
Post-Revolutionary War
(1786)
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