The 12th Colony, North Carolina

Nehemiah Arnette

What year was the colony founded?


What is something that the colony revolutionized or introduced to America?

North Carolina is widely known for their indigo, cotton, and tobacco. North Carolina is also known to be "First In Flight".

What significant or momentous events took place in this colony?

The Tuscarora war took place in North Carolina. (1711-1713)
The Edenton tea party.
The Battle of Moores Creek Bridge.

Famous People

William Blount- was the first person from North Carolina to sign the Constitution.
John White-Nathaniel Batts- Becomes the first man to permanently settle in North Carolina.
Andrew Jackson- North Carolina native, who later becomes the 7th president of the U.S.

Work/ Jobs

The daily life of colonists was usually farming crops, maintaining fields, and animals. Many people were lumberjacks.

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The colony of North Carolina was established with an Anglican religion by order of the royal charter.Religion in colonial North Carolina was based on the Anglican religion. The colonialists did not succeed in influencing the religion of the area because the region was not viable, owing to poor infrastructure. The Anglican religion therefore grounded itself in the colony. King Henry VIII

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Where did the inhabitants or their ancestors come from?

Four hundred years ago the English Roanoke colonists met numerous native inhabitants along the coast of what would become the state of North Carolina. Even earlier, during the 1540s, Spanish explorers under the leadership of Hernando de Soto "discovered" several Indian groups occupying the interior regions of the Carolinas. The Native Americans whom de Soto met included Siouan, Iroquoian and Muskogean speakers, whose descendants are now recognized as the historic tribes of the Catawba, Cherokee and Creek Indians. Within a very short period of time--some 50 years--after those first contacts, the early European explorers of North Carolina had met, interacted with, and begun the process of significant cultural displacement of all the major native groups in the state.

North Carolinas Identity

Economy/Social: The Southern Colony was almost entirely agricultural. The main feature was the plantation, a large plot of land that contained a great many acres of farmland and buildings in which lived the people who owned the land and the people who worked the land. (A large part of the workforce was African slaves, who first arrived in 1619.) Southern plantations grew tobacco, sugar, rice, cotton and indigo, which they sold to buyers in England and elsewhere in America. The society was patriarchal where the father ruled the household and extended household of servants and slaves.

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