Succession to the Civil War

At Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site


Join us on December 14, 2024 for an in-depth and interactive program as we explore the factors that led to South Carolina's secession. We will introduce key terminology, such as "fire eater," and examine both the Ordinance of Secession and the Declaration of Immediate Causes. Discover the profound impact of the Civil War on South Carolina's economy and delve into the implications of slavery's abolition for individuals like William Henry Gist and the newly freed people. As an engaging activity, we will break down the Declaration of Immediate Causes section by section, fostering thoughtful discussion and interaction. This program aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of these pivotal events and their lasting effects, encouraging active participation and critical thinking.


  • December 14, 2024, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • What to Bring

    Comfortable clothing, Bagged lunch, water, paper, and pencil/ pens.

    Event Hours


    Meeting Place

    Park Office