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Transcript of North Carolina
"To be, rather than to seem" The North Carolina state motto is in Latin. They got there state motto on May 20, 1775. North Carolina was one of those few states who didn't have a motto because of the act of 1893. American Dogwood
Cornus Florida You can find this flower all over the state of North Carolina. It is most common for the flower to be white but the flower can also be red and pink. North Carolina got its flower in 1941. Pinus Palustis The state tree can also be called the Longleaf Pine. North Carolina choose the Pinus Palustis because this is the most popular tree in the state. Date of StateHood November 21,1789 State Animal Colonial Spanish Mustang Plott Hound Gray Squirrel Nickname North Carolina is so special that it doesn't just have one nickname it has TWO!! North Carolina nicknames are The Old North State and Tar Heel State. North Carolina got the nickname The Old North State because it is the northern part of the Carolinas and it was the oldest part. Cardinal North Carolina has one of my favorite birds which is the Cardinal. The Cardinal is seen more in the winter but can be seen year-round. The male Cardinal is red all over, except for the area of its throat and the region around its bill which is black. The female is less colorful with red on the crest, wings and tail. Natural Resources The natural resources are timber, agriculture, the Atlantic Ocean and minerals: clay, mica, lithium and gemstones. State Food Sweet Potato Blueberry and Strawberry Pat McCroy 3 Events in North Carolina Interesting Facts North Carolina was the first state in the nation to establish a state museum of art. Babe Ruth hit his first home run in Fayetteville on March 7, 1914. The first English child born in America was born in Roanoke, North Carolina in 1587. Her name was Virginia Dare. Most people believe that North Carolina was the first state to declare independence from England with the Mecklenburg Declaration of 1775. North Carolina has 1,500 lakes of 10 acres or more in size and 37,000 miles of fresh water streams. The American Dance festival is known for the greatest world's festival for all dances. This event occurs in June at Durham, North Carolina.
The North Carolina Seafood is known for just coming out and having a good time with family and friends. This event occurs in October at Moorehead City, North Carolina.
The Azalea Festival is known to come to the town of Wilmington, North Carolina and all they celebrate is the natural beauty of outside. This event takes place in April. State Flag North Carolina's official flag was adopted in 1885. The flag has the abbeviation on North Carolina around the star. Around the abbreviation is two scrolls of important dates in North Carolina history. The upper date, May 20th, 1775 is the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence which is named for Mecklenburg County, where North Carolina citizens declared their freedom from Great Britain, although the original document was destroyed and some people have questioned this document. The lower date, April 12th, 1776, is the adoption of the Halifax Resolves which was the first official action by a colony calling for independence from Britain. State Song Carolina! Carolina! Heaven's blessings attend her!While we live we will cherish, protect and defend her;Tho' the scorner may sneer at and witlings defame her,Still our hearts swell with gladness whenever we name her.Hurrah! Hurrah! The Old North State forever!Hurrah! Hurrah! The good Old North State!
Tho' she envies not others, their merited glory,
Say whose name stands the foremost, in Liberty's story,
Tho' too true to herself e'er to crouch to oppression,Who can yield to just rule a more loyal submission?Hurrah! Hurrah! The Old North State forever!Hurrah! Hurrah! The good Old North State!Plain and artless her sons, but whose doors open fasterAt the knock of a stranger, or the tale of disaster.How like the rudeness of the dear native mountains,With rich ore in their bosoms and life in their fountains.Hurrah! Hurrah! The Old North State forever!
Hurrah! Hurrah! The good Old North State!And her daughters, the Queen or the forest resemblingSo graceful, so constant, yet the gentlest breath trembling.And true lightwood at heart, let the match be applied them,How they kindle and flame! Oh! none know but who've tried them.Hurrah! Hurrah! The Old North State forever!Hurrah! Hurrah! The good Old North State!Then let all those who love us, love the land that we live in,As happy a region as on this side of heaven, Where plenty and peace, love and joy smile before us, Raise aloud, raise together the heart thrilling chorus.Hurrah! Hurrah! The Old North State forever!Hurrah! Hurrah! The good Old North State! Facts Capital: Raleigh
Population: 9.752 millin people
Border States: Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virgina
Presidents: James Knox Polk was born in Mecklenburg County on November 2, 1795. He was the 11th president.
Andrew Johnson was born in Raleigh on December 29, 1808. He was the 17th president. Pat Mcroy Pat Mcroy was born in Columbus, Ohio. He is North Carolinas 74th governor. He is a Republican. This is his first year as governor in North Carolina. Credits http://www.50states.com/ncarolin.htm#.UaVIf0DVDfY
www.wikipedia.com Race Chart