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    North Carolina was part of the Colony of Carolina, governed by Lords Proprietors. In 1715, the Colony was divided into the colonies of North Carolina and South Carolina. A replica fort from the French & Indian War is located in North Carolina. The War of the Regulators occurred almost entirely in the North Carolina colony. When the American Revolution began in 1776, most of the battles were in the New England colonies until General Clinton sent General Lord Cornwallis south to split the American Colonies into two. While Cornwallis had initial success, ultimately Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, Virginia. North Carolina took steps to either rename or divide up any county named for a royal governor. Following the American Revolution, North Carolina established its place in the Union. North Carolina provided troops for the War of 1812. North Carolina was involved in the Indian Removal. North Carolina provided troops for the War with Mexico. While a state that allowed slavery, when other states began seceding late in 1860 and early in 1861, North Carolina did not secede until President Lincoln ordered North Carolina to provide troops to attack states that had seceded. During the Civil War, North Carolina provided more troops to defend Virginia than any other state. The Civil War was brutal to those in the Confederacy. Many of those fighting for the Confederacy did not own slaves. It wasn't until 1862, when President Lincoln found himself with an unpopular war that needed support that he labeled those fighting for the Confederacy as fighting for slavery. For more information about the Civil War, please visit this site. Following the Civil War, North Carolina survived Reconstruction. When the Spanish-American War happened, North Carolina sent troops. When the United States became involved in World War I, North Carolina responded. Troops were supplied for World War II, the Korean Conflict, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf. Today, North Carolina provides troops and facilities for the War on Terror. When called, North Carolina responds. North Carolina was the birthplace of several presidents. North Carolina has three distinct regions: coast, piedmont and mountains. North Carolinians have much to be proud of.



State Beverage: Milk
State Bird: Cardinal
State Blue Berry: Blueberry
State Butterfly: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
State Carnivorous Plant: Venus Flytrap
State Christmas Tree: Fraser Fir
State Colors: the red and blue of the NC and US flags
State Dog: Plott Hound
State Flower: Dogwood
State Folk Dance: Clogging
State Fossil: Megalodon Teeth
State Freshwater Trout: Southern Appalachian Brook Trout
State Frog: Pine Barrens Tree Frog
State Fruit: Scuppernong Grape
State Gemstone: Emerald
State Historical Boat: Shad boat
State Horse: Colonial Spanish Mustang
State Insect: European Honey Bee
State Language: English
State Mammal: Eastern Gray Squirrel
State Marsupial: Virginia Opossum
State Military Academy: Oak Ridge Military Academy
State Mineral: Gold
State Motto: Esse quam videri ("To be, rather than to seem")
State Popular Dance: Carolina Shag
State Red Berry: Strawberry
State Reptile: Eastern Box Turtle
State Rock: Granite
State Salamander: Marbled Salamander
State Salt Water Fish: Red Drum/Channel Bass
State Shell: Scotch Bonnet
State Song: "The Old North State"
State Sport: NASCAR
State Stone: Emerald
State Tartan: Carolina Tartan
State Toast: "The Tar Heel Toast"
State Tree: Longleaf Pine
State Vegetable: Sweet Potato
State Wildflower: Carolina Lily






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