Scenic USA - South Carolina
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
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|Photos by Ginny West
The tensions that built between South Carolina and the U.S. Federal Government eventually lead to shots fired at Fort Sumter. South Carolina issued a Declaration of Secession in December, 1860, feeling that the newly elected president, Abraham Lincoln, held opinions that were hostile to slavery. Fort Sumter, named for Revolutionary War hero, Thomas Sumter, was one of the few remaining Federal forts held on southern soil.
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