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Tabitha Ann Holton Encyclopedia

The first woman to be licensed as an attorney in North Carolina and in the Southern United States was Tabitha Ann Holton.

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Tariffs Encyclopedia

Commercial restrictions through tariffs have been an integral part of American history, and Tar Heels have voiced their opinion on tariff legislation since the founding of the United States.   The federal government has used tariffs to raise revenue and protect American industry and labor.  Before the Civil War, the federal government obtained close to ninety-percent of its revenue from tariffs and avoided insituting income taxation.

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Tariffs (American Civil War to Progressive Era) Encyclopedia

Commercial restrictions through tariffs have been an integral part of American history, and Tar Heels have voiced their opinion on tariff legislation since the founding of the United States.   The federal government has used tariffs to raise revenue and protect American industry and labor.  After the Civil War, Congress intensified its efforts to protect American industry.

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Tariffs (Founding Era to American Civil War) Encyclopedia

Commercial restrictions through tariffs have been an integral part of American history, and Tar Heels have voiced their opinion on tariff legislation since the founding of the United States.   The federal government has used tariffs to raise revenue and protect American industry and labor.  Before the Civil War, the federal government obtained close to ninety-percent of its revenue from tariffs and avoided instituting income taxation.

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Tariffs (Progressive Era to Present) Encyclopedia

Commercial restrictions through tariffs have been an integral part of American history, and Tar Heels have voiced their opinion on tariff legislation since the founding of the United States.   The federal government has used tariffs to raise revenue and protect American industry and labor. During the Great Depression, Congress passed the highest tariff in the United States history.  

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Teague Band (Civil War) Encyclopedia

After the Civil War, many educators and reformers flooded into North Carolina and into its mountains, to uplift the Tar Heel. According to historians John Inscoe and Gordon McKinney, there were writers who perpetuated an endearing hillbilly stereotype, and some Americans discussed visiting the mountains again on vacations. 

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Texas Pete Encyclopedia

Necessity breeds invention, and the Great Depression contributed to the creation and sale of Texas Pete hot sauce.  Since 1942, Texas Pete has been located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Although a couple nationwide competitors outsell Texas Pete, the product is popular in the Southeast, and the Garner Food Company's business philosophy includes a refusal to take on debt that might ultimately lead to its failure.

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Textile strike of 1934 Encyclopedia

In 1934, textile workers in North Carolina went on strike. Though they had many grievances, including long hours and low wages, the likely cause of the strike was the lack of labor representation in the textile code authority, the National Recovery Administration regulatory board that briefly oversaw textile manufacture in the United States.

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The Justice and Policy of Taxing the American Colonies in Great-Britain Encyclopedia

In 1765, Maurice Moore published a pamphlet, The Justice and Policy of Taxing the American Colonies in Great Britain.  In it, he expressly opposed the Stamp Act and specifically condemned taxation without representation and the concept of virtual representation.  As a result, Governor Tryon stripped Moore of his judicial appointment.

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The Justice and Policy of Taxing the American Colonies in Great Britain Considered Encyclopedia

Nine years before James Iredell penned To The Inhabitants of Great Britain and challenged Sir William Blackstone’s parliamentary sovereignty argument, Judge Maurice Moore, an associate justice of the superior court of Salisbury and father of future U.S. Supreme Court Justice Alfred Moore, undermined Great Britain’s legal defense for increased economic regulation. 

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The North Carolina Gazette Encyclopedia

Established in New Bern, The North Carolina Gazette was North Carolina’s first newspaper. The first issue was published on August 9, 1751.

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The Pee Dee Indians Encyclopedia

 

The people who lived at the Town Creek site during its heyday have been referred to as the "Pee Dee Indians" and their distinctive lifestyle, the "Pee Dee Culture." The site itself is located on the west bank of the Little River near its confluence with Town Fork Creek, in Montgomery County. A few miles downstream the Little River flows into the Pee Dee [River], which becomes the Great Pee Dee as it cuts through northeastern South Carolina to empty into the Atlantic Ocean.

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The Pirate Blackbeard Encyclopedia

With its shallow inlets, North Carolina’s Outer Banks became a haven for many pirates during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The most notable was the Pirate Blackbeard.

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The Southerner Encyclopedia

In this fictional autobiography of Nicholas Worth, Walter Hines Page depicts the unsuccessful attempts of a Harvard- educated Progressive and Southerner to usher in education reforms in his native state.  Many parts of this fictional work indicate what Page's ideas regarding educational reform and his experiences in North Carolina.  

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The Test Encyclopedia

On the eve of the American Revolution, the Vestry of St. Paul’s Church in Edenton wrote the “Test”, and it became a catalyst for fanning the flames of independence within the colony of North Carolina. Written approximately a month before the Declaration of Independence, the "Test" proved to be the church’s own declaration of independence.

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