South Carolina Glossary

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People rowing in blue raft in quickly moving water


(noun) - a rough section of a river or stream that is difficult to navigate due to the swift and turbulent motion of the water


Young man in a light coat with gold buttons


(noun) - name given to Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War


Rebel yell

(noun) - a battle cry used by Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War



(noun) - armed resistance to an established government or authority

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A yellowed picture of men


(noun) - the period after the American Civil War when the southern states were reorganized and reintegrated into the Union; 1865-1877

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dark birds landing down in golden grass


(noun) - a place providing safety, protection, or shelter

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Map of South Carolina regions in magenta, red, olive, green, and dark green


(noun) - an area with one or more common characteristics or features that give it a measure of homogeneity and make it different from surrounding areas

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Black and silver sign marker

Regulator Movement

(noun) - an uprising in the North and South Carolina colonies before the Revolutionary War in which citizens took up arms against colonial officials.

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Map of the United States with red outlines of certain places


(noun) - land set apart by the US government for the use of Native Americans.

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A large tan wall splits the body of water in two


(noun) - an artificial lake used to store water

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multicolored vegetables in different crates


(noun) - an aspect of the physical environment that people value and use to meet a need for fuel, food, industrial product, or something else of value

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(verb) - to rebel, particularly against authority

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man holding bamboo stick on rice field during daytime


(noun) - starchy seeds or grain of annual marsh grass.

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Map showing rivers marked in blue

river system

(noun) - a main stream and all the feeder streams, called tributaries, that flow into it

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A large wooden building with gabled roof

Rosenwald schools

(noun) - an informal term for over 5,000 schools, shops, and teachers’ homes built primarily for the education of African-American children in the South in the early 20th century.

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