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Fayetteville is staging a mammoth historical celebration this week, commemorating among other things the 200th anniversary of the settling of the Cape Fear area by the Scotch and the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Federal Constitution by the State of North Carolina.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 7 Issue 26, Nov 1939, p3, f
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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.