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for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 45 Issue 3, July 1968
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North Carolina native Josephus Daniels became Secretary of the Navy in 1913 under Woodrow Wilson's administration. While Secretary, Daniels took on the steel industry which provided steel to armor Navy battleships at high prices. To encourage competitive prices, Daniels backed a government-owned armor plant which was authorized by Congress but never constructed. Though his threat lowered prices, Daniels never grasped the situation the companies were in where the government was virtually the only market and competition was meaningless.
Prior to the American Civil War, many travelers who toured the United States would pass through North Carolina at some point. The travelers were mostly either upper-class Europeans visiting the New World or Northerners wishing to see the rest of their country. Many of both group had negative perceptions of North Carolina because of the use of slavery and the lack of infrastructure and development in many regions of the state.
North Carolina native Joseph Winston, for whom Winston-Salem is named, was an important leader of the Revolutionary war and politician of early America. Thrice elected to Congress, Winston was a liberal humanitarian and a well-respected Jeffersonian who was against a standing military and for a limited government.