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History Project Founding Director Writes New Book On Founding Era

In The King’s Trouble Makers: Edenton’s Role in Creating a Nation and State, Dr. Troy Kickler explores an often overlooked history of northeastern North Carolina and the American Founding. Organized women’s political activity in America was born in Edenton. Ideas for a national navy and defense were launched from the place. The concept of judicial review was championed in the town. Many passages of the N.C. Constitution (1776) and the U.S. Constitution originated from townsmen. And, key Federalists and nationally known jurists called the town home.  To purchase a hardcover or softcover book, please visit the Edenton Historical Commission’s website

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November 27, 2015

N.C. Has Long History as Battleground State

North Carolina many times has been a battleground state and a determining factor in national debates. A study of the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, and in particular what has become known as the “Connecticut Compromise,” provides an example of how North Carolinians provided key votes in the budding new union.


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