Delaware Colony was part of the Middle Colonies and played a pivotal role in the ratification of the Declaration of Independence. It was originally settled by the Swedish and Dutch, but fell under English control in the mid-17th century. The land that became Delaware was deeded to William Penn and was eventually separated from Pennsylvania and became its own colony with its own government. By the time of the American Revolutionary War, Delaware delegates were reluctant to break from Great Britain. A midnight ride by delegate Caesar Rodney, helped secure Delaware’s vote for independence. [Read more…]
Maryland Colony was a British colony that existed from 1632 until 1776, when it joined the other twelve of the 13 original colonies in rebellion against Great Britain and became the U.S. state of Maryland. Its first settlement and capital was St. Mary’s City, in the southern end of St. Mary’s County, which is a peninsula in the Chesapeake Bay and is also bordered by four tidal rivers. [Read more…]
Thomas Sumter was a soldier in the Colony of Virginia militia; a brigadier general in the South Carolina colonial militia during the American Revolutionary War, a planter, and a politician. After the United States gained independence, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives and to the United States Senate, where he served from 1801 to 1810, when he retired. Sumter was nicknamed the “Carolina Gamecock,” for his fierce fighting style against British soldiers after they burned down his house during the Revolution. [Read more…]
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South Carolina Colony began in 1651 as the Carolina colony and eventually split off in 1712. The port city of Charlestown became the fifth largest city in the colonies and played an important role in trade. The economy of South Carolina depended on its export of cotton, rice, and indigo which was produced by large plantations where slave labor was standard. South Carolina became one of the largest slaveholding states in the colonies. [Read more…]
Philip Schuyler was a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War and later served as a United States Senator from New York. He was aligned with the Federalist party in the late 18th century and was the father-in-law to the Federalist party leader, Alexander Hamilton. [Read more…]