South Carolina is a southern U.S. state that borders Georgia to the south and North Carolina to the north. Originally part of the Province of Carolina, the Province of South Carolina was one of the 13 colonies that declared independence from Britain during the American Revolution. South Carolina was the first state to vote to secede from the Union and was the founding state of the Confederate States of America, which in turn triggered the American Civil War. South Carolina contains 46 counties and its capital is Columbia.

South Carolina in Trail of GloryEdit

South Carolina was the home of John C. Calhoun, Senator, and two-time Secretary of War. In the 1824 presidential election, South Carolina initially went to Calhoun, who turn delivered the state to Henry Clay when the election went to the House of Representatives.