Founded by the eight Lords Proprietor and chartered in 1663 by King Charles II in England, the providence was eventually split into a northern and southern colony. While unrest in South Carolina led to an appointment of a royal governor in 1719, North Carolina remained under the rule of the Proprietors until the outbreak of the Revolution. Despite the Proclamation of 1763, which barred settling of lands west of the Appalachian Mountains, settlers continued to flow westward into modern day Eastern Tennessee, forming the Watauga Association in 1772. The Wataugans formed an ostensibly-independent territory within North Carolina in present-day Elizabethton, TN and adopted the first constitution west of the Appalachians. Although there was discontent among North Carolinians after the French-Indian War, citizens of the colony didn’t come out in favor of full rebellion until the battle at Lexington and Concord. In April of 1776, the colony passed the Halifax Resolves, officially endorsing independence from Britain. North Carolina was the site of several important battles and campaigns during the war. The colony was mainly a battleground for the ongoing civil war between Loyalist and Patriot forces. Of the North Carolinians that took part in the war, few had as significant an impact as the Overmountain Men. The Overmountain Men were frontiersmen from the Watauga Association, including future statesmen Isaac Shelby and John Sevier, that are best known for breaking the British ‘Southern Strategy’ at the Battle of Kings Mountain and their securing of the American frontier against British-backed Cherokee guerilla forces. Without the momentum won by the Overmountain Men, it is unsure if the tide of the Southern front would have turned in favor of the Patriots.
The Colony of North Carolina is celebrated in our 13 Colonies APN Gold Collectible Series. Containing 1/4 gram of .9999-fine gold and containing a serial number unique to you, this card offers you a secure and continent way to build your gold collection while preserving your American heritage.
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