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ELEMENTARY RESOURCES

SOCIAL STUDIES :: ELEMENTARY RESOURCES :: STUDENT SAMPLER :: INTRODUCTION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Statehood: November 21, 1789, the 12th state

State Capital: Raleigh (established 1792)

State Colors:Blue and Red

State Motto:Esse Quam Videri (To Be Rather Than To Seem)

State Nickname:The Tar Heel State

Name Origin:From Latin "Carolus" in honor of King Charles I of England

State Song:"The Old North State"; words written by William Gaston, music collected and   arranged by Mrs. E.E. Randolph

 

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