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North Carolina History Project Encyclopedia features an edited, evolving, and comprehensive encyclopedia of the Tar Heel state. It has been produced for educational and research purposes. All entries are non-polemical, and new entries are frequently added.

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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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