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Secession documents on display at SC archives

Dec 10, 2010 5:34:00 AM - thestate.com
The South Carolina Department of Archives and History is opening a new exhibit with documents charting the state's course from protesting the role of the federal government in the 1830s to leaving the Union in 1860.

The "Confrontation to Conflict" exhibit at the agency's suburban Columbia headquarters opens to the public Friday. That's exactly 150 years after South Carolina opened its Secession Convention that would lead to the state leaving the Union 10 days later.

The exhibit includes documents from the Nullification Crisis, when the state passed am 1832 law saying some federal tariffs were not valid in South Carolina. Other documents are from the South Carolina Secession Convention, which culminated with the state voting to leave the Union on Dec. 20, 1860.

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