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North Carolina's Ratification of the Federal Constitution

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North Carolina was the twelfth state to ratify the Federal Constitution on November 21, 1789. Ratification was a contentious issue in the state due to a well-organized Anti-Federalist movement which blocked ratification at the Hillsboro Convention on July 21, 1788. The article reviews the politics of the era and the mollification of Anti-Federalists between conventions.