N.C. History

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    Silent Sam Deal Could Encourage Copycats

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello and Rick Henderson wrote a piece on the potential impacts of the recent settlement regarding a Confederate statue. The UNC Board of Governors announced Wednesday, Nov. 26, that it reached an agreement with the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) to transfer Silent Sam,…
    Brenee Goforth, December 6, 2019
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    Woke History Is Making Big Inroads in America’s High Schools

    In an article originally published in RealClearInvestigations, former News & Observer reporter John Murawski writes, Like growing numbers of public high school students across the country, many California kids are receiving classroom instruction in how race, class, gender, sexuality, and citizenship status are tools of oppression, power, and privilege. They…
    Terry Stoops, October 22, 2019
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    North Carolina’s Fight for a Bill of Rights

    It’s Constitution Week! This week we are celebrating the signing of the U.S. Constitution, our nation’s governing document. Each day, you will find a blog about constitutions in America. These blogs serve to educate on the thing that has historically defined government in the United States – the rule of…
    Brenee Goforth, September 20, 2019
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    North Carolina as a Peacemaker at the Constitutional Convention

    It’s Constitution Week! This week we are celebrating the signing of the U.S. Constitution, our nation’s governing document. Each day, you will find a blog about constitutions in America. These blogs serve to educate on the thing that has historically defined government in the United States – the rule of…
    Brenee Goforth, September 18, 2019
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    How John Locke Influenced the Declaration of Independence

    On this day 243 years ago, the Second Continental Congress declared the American Colonies’ independence from their motherland, England. Now, every year Americans come together to commemorate this occasion with large celebrations and…
    Brenee Goforth, July 4, 2019
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    Three North Carolinians Signed the Declaration of Independence

    North Carolina has three signatories to the Declaration of Independence, William Hooper, John Penn, and Joseph Hewes. Interestingly enough, none of the North Carolina signers were native North Carolinians. William Hooper was originally from Boston, Massachusetts;…
    Brenee Goforth, July 4, 2019
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    How to make children behave

    From The Robesonian, Thursday, June 5, 1919 (page 3)…
    Terry Stoops, June 5, 2019
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    Understanding the Anti-Monopoly Clause of the N.C. State Constitution

    It’s been with us since the beginning, but is the anti-monopoly clause of the state constitution a valid tool in today’s fight against cronyism? In Part Two of his series, JLF’s Jon Guze explains why the original understanding and purpose of the clause are still relevant today. Like their fellow…
    Anna Manning, April 29, 2019