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Sarah Grimkè wearing a patterned dress and frilly bonnet.


(noun) - a person who favors the removal of any institution. Used especially for people who wanted the nullification of slavery in the United States.

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Bird's eye view of blue water and land

ACE Basin

(noun) - the Ashepoo, Combahee, and Edisto Basin (abbreviated as ACE Basin) is one of the largest undeveloped estuaries along the Atlantic Coast of the United States.


green tractor on brown field under blue sky during daytime


(noun) - farming; the art or science of cultivating the ground, including the harvesting of crops, and the rearing and management of livestock

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Ducks swimming in green algae and water.


(noun) - plants without roots that grow in estuaries and feed on nutrients (such as nitrogen and phosphorus) in the water

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Soldiers on horses and foot walking through snow.

American Revolution

(noun) - the war of 1775–83 in which 13 British colonies in North America broke free from British rule and became the United States of America

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family tree of Warren Buffet


(noun) - one from whom a person is descended

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large stone structures under a cloudy sky,


(adjective) - old; happened or existed a long time ago

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Man and woman looking at the branches on Angel Oak.

Angel Oak

(noun) - a Southern live oak (Quercus virginiana) located in Angel Oak Park on Johns Island near Charleston. Angel Oak is estimated to be 1500 years old.


brick and wooden cabins lined up by a dirt road.


(adjective) - relating to the period of time right before the Civil War, especially in the South, between 1820 and 1860

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Green mountains against a blue sky and fluffy white clouds.


(noun) - a mountain range in the eastern United States extending from Quebec to the Gulf of Mexico

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older man talking to a younger man over tools.


(noun) - a person who is bound by legal agreement to serve a tradesperson for a certain time to learn a trade or art

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Aquifer illustration


(noun) - a pocket of groundwater

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Green Grass valleys and fields.


(adjective) - able to support the growing of crops

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Man hunch over an object in the ground.


(noun) - a person who studies material remains, such as utensils, stone carvings, and architecture

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Three People sitting at a table going over layouts.


(noun) - a person who designs buildings

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Person holding an smooth piece of rock.


(noun) - an object made by a person, especially an object found at an archaeological site

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A hand holding an atlatl and a sketched illustrator of how it was used.


(noun) - a tool used by early Native Americans to throw a spear

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The earth and its atmosphere as seen in space.


(noun) - the envelope of gases, aerosols, and other materials that surrounds Earth and is held closely by gravity

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