Charles Pinckney

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BIOGRAPHY
“Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute”
Charles Pinckney was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He was born into a very wealthy family. The Pinckney family is one of the oldest and most known families of SC. They’ve had success for generations and have made a significant contribution to the development of the new nation. Charles started practicing law at the age of 29; soon after he enlisted in the military. He became lieutenant and was then captured by the British. After seven months in captivity, Charles was released. Then he continued to serve for three years until elected State legislature for several terms (1779–80, 1786–89, and 1792–96). Charles was a hard working nationalist and contributed immensely to the final draft and to the resolution of problems that arose during the debates. Pinckney with Pierce Butler tried introducing Fugitive Slave Clause, this clause was added to the clause that provided extradition for fugitives from justice. This clause was first applied to fugitive slaves and required that they be extradited upon the claims of their masters. It wasn’t eliminated until the Thirteenth Amendment which abolished slavery. Pinckney was also involved in a federalist party and wanted a more centralized government. He believed the people had just as much say as the government because the people give power to the government. Charles' home state of South Carolina had established Protestantism as the state religion so it was interesting that he introduced a clause into the Constitution article VI in opposition to an established state religion. Few Founding Fathers could match Pinckney's record of service to the nation and his state.

THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION
1/10/13 EVELYN AVALOS & ALEX DOBBIN AMSTUD PERIOD 1&2 REMLEY & STEVENSON THROUGH THE EYES OF

CHARLES PINCKNEY

BY EVELYN AVALOS ALEX DOBBIN

ISSUES
! Fellow members, I fear that our country is heading in a course which we must change. States are slowly but...
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