Wednesday, November 21, 2012

This Day in History November 21, 1789

By Alexrk2 (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC-BY-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

North Carolina was one of the original thirteen colonies, but it was number twelve to ratify the constitution. It was on this date in 1789, that it became the twelfth state to enter the union.  Interestingly enough, North Carolina actually was the site of two colonies twenty years before Jamestown, Virginia (even though they survived only briefly).  It did take two sessions of meeting after the Revolutionary War to ratify the constitution.  They did not do things quickly because they had some issues and concerns over too much power from the federal government.

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