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Know Your North Carolina!
- Tuscorora War: Trouble began when the white settlers began to take advantage of the Tuscaroras, encroaching on their farmland, cheating them in trades, and in some cases kidnapping and selling their children into slavery. In retaliation, Tuscarora warriors, under Chief Hancock, raided white villages in 1711. In a final standoff, Colonel James Moore led his men, aided by Yamasee Indians, into the Tuscarora village of Neoheroka in 1713, killing and capturing one thousand inhabitants and selling them into slavery.
- Culpeper’s Rebellion: The rebellion was in response a variety of complaints about the government, but arose primarily as a reaction to the Navigation Acts imposed on the colonies by England.
Our North Carolina Government!
After the American Revolution, our colony was under a representative government along with the other colonies!
NC's Role in the American Revolution and Constitution!
- North Carolina women were some of the biggest supporters of independence from Great Britain. On April 12, 1776, North Carolina authorized her delegates to the Continental Congress to vote for independence. This was the first official action by a colony calling for independence.
- Three North Carolina delegates helped draft the Halifax Resolves which was the first attempt at independence and a constitution. Five gentlemen from North Carolina were also present at the signing of the American Constitution.
North Carolina Fun Fact!
The first English child born in America, Virginia Dare, was born in Roanoke, North Carolina, in 1587.
US Presidents From North Carolina!
Andrew Jackson & James K. Polk both orignated in North Carolina!