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  • 1. North Carolina Time Line

2. Pre-colonial

  • Before the colonies North Carolina was home to Cherokee Indians.

3. North Carolina used to be a larger state because it was joined with south Carolina they separated in 1712. North Carolina 4.

  • On April 12, 1776, the colony became the first to instruct its delegates to the Continental Congress to vote for independence from the British crown.


  • On October 7, 1780 one thousand mountain men from western North Carolina overwhelmed a force of some 1000 British troops led by Major Patrick Ferguson.

6. Civil War

  • North Carolina was the last state to join the confederacy in 1860.

7. End of the Civil War

  • After the union defeated the confederates North Carolina rejoined the United States of America.

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