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The 13 Colonies of America

North Carolina

 

Founded: 1653 by Virginia colonists

Major Industry: Plantation agriculture (indigo, rice, tobacco)

Major Cities: Raleigh

Colony Named for: from Carolus, the Latin word for "Charles," Charles I of England

Became a State: November 21, 1789

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Maryland
Virginia
North Carolina
South Carolina
Georgia

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