• Charles Pinckney

    National Historic Site South Carolina

Founding Brothers Part 3

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Date: June 28, 2004
Contact: Bill Martin, (843) 883-3123 x 41
Contact: Carlin Timmons, (843) 881-5516

The next volume of Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, a four part History Channel video series, will be presented at Charles Pinckney National Historic Site during the month of July. Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book by Historian Joseph Ellis, this series brings to life the vital issues and personalities from the most important decade in our country’s history. A brief program on Charles Pinckney will be presented by a park ranger before each 50 minute video. For the premiere of Volume III on July 3, a staff member in period costume will be on site to answer questions about the period.


2:00 p.m. every Saturday in July:
America’s first truly contested presidential election took place in 1796, with John Adams and Thomas Jefferson vying to replace George Washington. In keeping with the standards of 18th century American politics, neither man actively campaigned, and Jefferson even claimed not to know that he was a candidate. Adams’ victory ended the long friendship between the two former revolutionaries, and while Jefferson served as Vice President, Adams never consulted him on political matters. Nor could Adams trust his cabinet; held over from Washington’s administration in an attempt to provide continuity, these men took their orders from Alexander Hamilton. About the only advisor he could rely on was his wife, Abigail. Founding Brothers reveals how she played a key role in the defining event of Adams’ presidency: the passage of the hated Alien and Sedition Acts.

Charles Pinckney National Historic Site commemorates a principal framer and signer of the United States Constitution. The park is situated on a 28-acre remnant of Snee Farm, Pinckney’s coastal plantation, located at 1254 Long Point Road in Mt. Pleasant. The park is open daily from 9:00-5:00 except for New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Admission is free. For more information call (843) 881-5516

Did You Know?

U.S. Capitol building

Charles Pinckney served in the U.S. House of Representatives during the Missouri Compromise Debates of 1820. Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, SC