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Colonial South Carolina's Influence on the American Constitution

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TIDWELL, WYLIE JASON DONTE’ B.A. SAN FRANCISCO STATE
UNIVERSITY, 2006
M.A. CLARK ATLANTA
UNIVERSITY, 2010
COLONIAL SOUTH CAROLINA’S INFLUENCE ON THE AMERICAN
CONSTITUTION
This research examines whether or not the colonial statutes of South Carolina,
created between 1600 and 1787, helped to shape the American Constitution regarding
race and the institution of slavery. The research suggests that South Carolina’s
persistence and insistence that the institution of racial slavery be protected by the
Constitution was a major influence on the perception of slavery by its framers. The
Constitution was the document that ultimately encompassed most of the political
thoughts and issues found in colonial America.
This research was based on the premise that the field of Black Studies was in need
of an analysis and comparison of the similarities between the racism that existed in
colonial America and racism after the adoption of the American Constitution and its
amendments.
The researcher found that South Carolina’s diligence and insistence during the
Constitutional Convention of 1787, that racial slavery be protected by the Constitution,
was the major influence on how the American Constitution would be worded, in
reference to slavery as a means of representation and possible economical gains.
The conclusions drawn from the findings suggest that, the American Constitution
emerged as an inherently racist document supporting slavery as a means of furthering
American economic needs. The colonists in all the British colonies (South Carolina included) passed a series of laws that helped maintain the structure of slavery and gave them control over their slave labor. However, colonial South Carolina Statues, more than other colonies, were developed to maintain slavery. These statues were later supported by the American legal system.
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Tidwell, Wylie. "Colonial South Carolina's Influence on the American Constitution" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 95th Annual Convention, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, Sep 29, 2010 <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p436087_index.html>

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Tidwell, W. J. , 2010-09-29 "Colonial South Carolina's Influence on the American Constitution" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 95th Annual Convention, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p436087_index.html

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Abstract: TIDWELL, WYLIE JASON DONTE’ B.A. SAN FRANCISCO STATE
UNIVERSITY, 2006
M.A. CLARK ATLANTA
UNIVERSITY, 2010
COLONIAL SOUTH CAROLINA’S INFLUENCE ON THE AMERICAN
CONSTITUTION
This research examines whether or not the colonial statutes of South Carolina,
created between 1600 and 1787, helped to shape the American Constitution regarding
race and the institution of slavery. The research suggests that South Carolina’s
persistence and insistence that the institution of racial slavery be protected by the
Constitution was a major influence on the perception of slavery by its framers. The
Constitution was the document that ultimately encompassed most of the political
thoughts and issues found in colonial America.
This research was based on the premise that the field of Black Studies was in need
of an analysis and comparison of the similarities between the racism that existed in
colonial America and racism after the adoption of the American Constitution and its
amendments.
The researcher found that South Carolina’s diligence and insistence during the
Constitutional Convention of 1787, that racial slavery be protected by the Constitution,
was the major influence on how the American Constitution would be worded, in
reference to slavery as a means of representation and possible economical gains.
The conclusions drawn from the findings suggest that, the American Constitution
emerged as an inherently racist document supporting slavery as a means of furthering
American economic needs. The colonists in all the British colonies (South Carolina included) passed a series of laws that helped maintain the structure of slavery and gave them control over their slave labor. However, colonial South Carolina Statues, more than other colonies, were developed to maintain slavery. These statues were later supported by the American legal system.


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