Arizona is home to the jaw-dropping Grand Canyon, crazy desert wildlife, and very hot summers.
One of the 13 original colonies, NC is filled with historical events that even many natives are in the dark about. The state was given it’s title, North Carolina way back in 1663. It was then that King Charles II declared the land between the Virginia Colony and Florida to be the Carolina charter. Centuries later, we can reflect on the numerous historical movements that developed our beloved Tar-Heel State.
Following the Battle of Lexington, North Carolina was the first state to declare independence from England. On May 20 1775, a group of military leaders met in Mecklenburg county to sign the “Mecklenburg Declaration”.
In 1828 Andrew Jackson from the Waxhaws region became the seventh president of the United States.
A few terms after Jackson, another NC native, James Polk became the eleventh president in 1845.
Between 1861 and 1865, Civil War battles took place in NC killing more then 40,000 North Carolinians.
1903 Wright brothers made man’s first successful flight at Kitty Hawk
The fist sit in to protest segregation at lunch counters occurred in 1960 in Greensboro.
North Carolina sent more recruits to fight in the Civil War on the Confederacy side than any other rebel state.