The North Carolina Colony web site
North Carolina was one of the 13 original colonies. It was founded in 1653.
Reasons why the colony was founded
The North Carolina colony was founded in 1663 by people from virginia. North Carolina was founded for many reasons. One reason North Carolina was founded was that people wanted a permanent colony in the New World because Roanoke colony failed. Roanoke colony was a colony set up by Sir Walter Raleigh of England, but this colony siddapeared without a trace. Another reason North Carolina was established was to farm and produce more tobacco to make it's founders flourish in wealth. North Carolina was originally two colonys united together, but they split after fifty years.
Type Of Government
North Carolina was a royal colony. In North Carolina the king was the ruler. The king chose the gorvernor. In North Carolina's legislature there were two houses, the upper and lower house. The governor chose the upper house or council. Then voters chose the other house, the lower house. The lower house was sometimes called the House of Burgesses.
In North Carolina the main economy revolved around farming. In North Carolina they raised Tobacco, sold lumber, and sold hides. The factors that led to this economy were that they were close to the water so they had fertile soil. Another factor in this economy is that fast moving streams which turned wheels. These wheels helped create manufactured goods. These goods also made the economy profitable.
Nationality/Religion of immigrants
In North Carolina they were many Imigrants of different nationalities and religion. Some of the immigrants were from England, Germany, and Switzerland, most were were English. These Immigrants religions varied. Most were protestant, thats why they went to North Carolina, others were catholic.
The North Carolona colony is a great place to live. In North Carolina there is plenty of trade. You can get whatever you want without restrictions. You could aslo buy yourself a slave who could work for you. There is plenty of fresh water in North Carolina due to the closeness of the ocean. North Carolina is a refreshing and flourishing colony.
Indian Tribe Names
Cherokee Sissispahaw Secotan
Tuscarora Sugaree Weapomeoc
Neuse River Wateree
The Cape Fear Wayhaw
Cheraw Bear River
Important People in North Carolina
Anthony Ashley Cooper - Sir Ashley increased North Carolinas popiulation by giving anyone who brought another settler more land. He also created " the Fundamental Constitution of Carolina." This spilt Borth Carolina into three government units called precincts.
Wright Brothers - The wright brothers were the first to successfully power the first air flight at Kitty Hawk in 1903.
Sir John Yeamans - Sir John Yeamen established the secound permanent settlement called Clarendon. This settlement was on Cape Fear.
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