This article is a general one about demographics of South Carolina, with emphasis on the massive immigration from the area during the early 1800s. Among the reasons for same were large numbers of males in families who survived to maturity (thus depleting the number of acres available through inheritance to provide subsistence for the new families); lack of knowledge of crop rotation and thus depleted soil; dropping cotton prices, and, most important, the opening by Congress of the Creek and Cherokee Nations' lands for settlement.
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