South Carolina History

Timeline created by kaitlyn.harrison
In History
  • President born in South Carolina

    President born in South Carolina
    On March 15th, 1767, President Andrew Jackson was born in Waxhaw, SC.
  • South Carolina flag

    South Carolina flag
    In 1775, Col. William Moultrie created a a blue flag that included the cresent moon. In 1776 the palmetto tree was added to the flag.
  • Columbia becomes the capital

    Columbia becomes the capital
    Columbia becomes South Carolina's state capital.
  • South Carolina becomes a state

    South Carolina becomes a state
    South Carolina enters the Union, becoming the 8th state to join.
  • Charleston passes the Ordinance of Secession

    Charleston passes the Ordinance of Secession
    Charleston is the first state to accept the Ordinance of Sucession. South Carolina is the first to seceed from the Union
  • First shots fired of the Civil War

    First shots fired of the Civil War
    The first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter in Charleston.
  • "Carolina" becomes South Carolina's state song

    Based off the poem by Henry Timrod, "Carolina" becomes the official state song for South Carolina
  • State Flower adopted

    State Flower adopted
    The Yellow Jasmine was made South Carolina's staet flower.
  • Cabbage Palmetto becomes state tree

    Cabbage Palmetto becomes state tree
    The Cabbage Palmetto becomes the state tree in 1939.
  • State bird is announced; Carolina Wren

    State bird is announced; Carolina Wren
    In 1948, South Carolina's state bird is the Carolina Wren. The Carolina Wren replaces the old state bird, the mockingbird.
  • Civil Rights Act passed; the end of segregation

    Civil Rights Act passed; the end of segregation
    The Civil Rights Act is passed in South Carolina. This is the leading cause to the end of segregation.
  • South Carolina's state animal is adopted; White-Tailed Deer

    South Carolina's state animal is adopted; White-Tailed Deer
    The White-Tailed Deer becomes the state animal for South Carolina.