South Carolina was the 8th state to join the union. It became a state on May 23, 1788.
Capital - Columbia
Abbreviation - SC
Nickname - Palmetto State
Motto - "Dum Spiro Spero" - While I breathe, I hope
Song - Carolina
Bird - Carolina Wren
Flower - Yellow Jessamine
Insect - Carolina Mantid
Area - approximately 32,007 square miles
Websites for studying about South Carolina
The declarations of secession for Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia (primary sources)
Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about South Carolina
Fun Educational Activities
Information about South Carolina. State study guides have been added to the Fast Facts pages
From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on South Carolina
Mr. Donn has been online for as long as I can remember and he has one of the largest collections of social studies resources available. This is his collection of South Carolina resources.
From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.
Facts & Trivia about South Carolina
Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in South Carolina
Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about South Carolina.
In 1999, the United States Mint began striking a new quarter about every ten weeks to honor one of the 50 states—that is, five new quarters every year—until the program ended. The quarters were struck in the same order as the states' birthdays.
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