(1.28.14) N.C.ís Johnston Played Important Role in Founding
His work influenced politics and law in the years leading up to and following the Revolutionary War.
(1.23.14) Little-Known Johnston Had Illustrious Political and Legal Career
Samuel Johnston played in influential role in state government after independence, and argued a case in state court that became a precedent for the landmark federal Marbury v. Madison decision allowing courts to overturn legislatures.
(12.17.13) Freedmenís Bank Helped Fuel Hopes For Free-Labor Economy
The institution served recently freed slaves for nearly a decade after the Civil War.
(10.22.13) Tar Heels Played Key Roles At Constitutional Convention
Two of the colonyís three delegates had a major influence on the founding document.
(10.18.13) N.C. Delegates Had Outsized Role At Constitutional Convention
Two of the colony's three delegates played key roles in advocating proposals that became part of the founding document.
(9.24.13) Enfield Riots Showed Colonistsí Distrust of Royal Government
North Carolinians proved unwilling to defer to corrupt politicians.
(8.27.13) Founder With Tar Heel Ties Met Unfortunate End
Historians consider James Wilson one of the nationís most important early leaders.
(7.25.13) Macon Steered Clear of Self-Promotion
One of North Carolinaís leading historical figures went out of his way to leave a very small paper trail.
(5.23.13) Raleigh Street, Park Names Loaded With History
You can learn much about North Carolina history by investigating downtown street signs.
(4.11.13) Antifederalists Would Have Appreciated Paulís Stance
The Kentucky senatorís filibuster recalls a tradition of arguing for clear limits to government power.