The Democracy of South Carolina was founded on February 12, 1783, when it declared it was seceding from the American Republic in the state capital of Franklinburg. The former state seceded because it disagreed with the Triumvirate system of government adopted by the republic; it wished to "preserve the democracy." General and war hero Francis Marion I was immediately elected President, and the congress issued him dictatorial power, which were never taken away. When Marion died, the 1795 election took place (most scholars now agree there was severe corruption), placing Francis Marion II in power. Marion II immediately cracked down on dissent, and created a perpetual dicatorship. The Democracy of South Carolina became a semi-hereditary dictatorship, and a Calvinist religious state. The country became known for its aggressive domestic policies, and its constant inquisitions into supposed opposition. The office of the Presidency was abolished in 1850 when South Carolina was conquered and subjugated by the URAS during the Great War.
|#||Name||Time in Office|
|1||Francis Marion I||1783-1795|
|2||Francis Marion II||1795-1806|
|3||John C. Calhoun||1806-1812|
|4||Francis Marion III||1812-1847|
|5||Francis Marion IV||1847-1850|