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21094
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The Reed Gold Mine in Cabarrus County was, in 1799, the site of the first authenticated discovery of Gold in the United States. North Carolina produced more gold than any other state prior to 1849, and was the source for all native gold coined by the federal mint until 1828. Details on John Reed, the owner of the Reed Gold Mine, are included.
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21095
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The foreign attachment law was one of the major issues being disputed by Great Britain and North Carolina in the years before the Revolution, and the voiding of the North Carolina law by Great Britain, enacted after 1763, was the most important issue promoting the revolutionary sentiment in the colony.
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21097
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Politics were involved in Harry Hopkins's selection of George W. Coan Jr. as a compromise candidate for North Carolina Works Progress Administration chief. The Roosevelt administration owed favors to North Carolina's senators, Robert L. Doughton and Josiah Bailey. Doughton and Bailey favored conservative candidates and opposed certain liberal political rivals, but Coan Jr. was eventually agreed upon by all parties.
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21096
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North Carolina Quakers, openly opposed to slavery, were put in the position of caring for many former slaves over whom they had assumed guardianship between 1775 and 1856. Because state law barred freeing slaves, Quakers attempted to remove African Americans from the state, sending them to northern states or to Haiti and Liberia. Despite slave resistance against resettlement, Northern and Haitian resentment to black immigration, and a shortage of resettlement funds, almost all former Quaker slaves had been resettled by 1856.
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