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The fight for ratification of the Constitution in North Carolina deserves more attention for the way it fits into the larger picture of the founding era. The views of the Federalists and Antifederalists are presented, as well as how the debate initiated the socialization of politics in the state. Rejecting the Constitution allowed North Carolina to push for the introduction and adoption of a bill of rights and protect their interests. The debate around the ratification of the Constitution in the state is detailed along with its importance in July 1788.