United States Bill of Rights 1789

Twelve articles of amendment to the Constitution, introduced in September 1789 by Congress.

South Carolina Delegation

This is one of the 12 delegations in the convention, accounting for 7 of 92 people who took part.

Members (7):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Aedanus Burke Visualize (16 June 1743 – 30 March 1802) Congressman, soldier, and judge. Burke reached the rank of lieutenant in the South Carolina Continental Line before resigning to accept a position as a judge in the state's court of common pleas. He then reentered military service and was held as a prisoner of war. He retained his judgeship while in the military and held a seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives. Burke attended the state convention to ratify the federal Constitution, which he opposed. He was elected to the First House of Representatives but did not run for a second term. He returned, instead, to the common law bench in South Carolina. He was an active defender of slavery, considering it beneficial both for slaves and public interest. South Carolina Delegation (This negotiation)
Pierce Butler Visualize (11 July 1744 – 15 February 1822) One of the Founding Fathers of the U.S., planter, and officer in the Revolutionary War. He served as a a delegate to the 1787 Constitutional Convention and a member of the U.S Senate. Committed to protecting the rights of states and slavery, Butler’s extensive holdings included approximately one-thousand slaves. South Carolina Delegation (This negotiation)
Daniel Huger Visualize (20 February 1742 – 6 July 1799) Planter and Congressman. Huger served as a delegate in the Continental Congress before his election to the House of Representatives, where he served on the First and Second Congresses. [‘Daniel Huger ‘, Wikipedia] South Carolina Delegation (This negotiation)
Ralph Izard Visualize (23 January 1742 – 30 May 1804) Planter, U.S. Senator, and U.S. Senate President pro tempore. Fascinated by Europe, Izard spent some years in Italy, England, and France; he was the first patron in Europe of American painter John Singleton Copley. He defended slavery and was himself a slave owner. South Carolina Delegation (This negotiation)
William L. Smith Visualize (2 October 1758 – 19 December 1812) Lawyer, Congressman, diplomat, and planter. During his political appointments, Smith represented the interests of the merchant and planter communities to which he belonged. He was a keen defender of slavery. ['Smith, William Loughton’, American National Biography] South Carolina Delegation (This negotiation)
Thomas Sumter Visualize (14 August 1734 – 1 June 1832) Congressman, Senator, farmer, and merchant. Sumter served as a Revolutionary War general. He prospered from the operation of saw and grist mills as well as from land speculation. [‘Sumter, Thomas’, American National Biography] South Carolina Delegation (This negotiation)
Thomas Tudor Tucker Visualize (25 June 1745 – 2 May 1828) Longest-serving Treasurer of the U.S. Physician, member both in the Continental Congress and the U.S. House. Bermuda-born and settled in South Carolina, Tucker served in the South Carolina House of Representatives, the Continental Army (as a surgeon) in the Revolutionary War, and as a delegate to the Continental Congress. Tucker opposed the ratification of the Constitution. He also served in the House of Representatives in the first two Congresses. Thomas Jefferson later appointed him as Treasurer of the United States, and he continues to be the longest-serving Treasurer in United States history. South Carolina Delegation (This negotiation)