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Benjamin Franklin, 1754.

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1754
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  • Revolutionary North Carolina: Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina in the era of the American Revolution. Topics include the Regulators, the resistance to Great Britain, the War for Indpendence, and the creation of new governments. (Page 3.2)
  • Colonial North Carolina: Colonial North Carolina from the establishment of the Carolina in 1663 to the eve of the American Revolution in 1763. Compares the original vision for the colony with the way it actually developed. Covers the people who settled North Carolina; the growth of institutions, trade, and slavery; the impact of colonization on American Indians; and significant events such as Culpeper's Rebellion, the Tuscarora War, and the French and Indian Wars. (Page 8.3)

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Black and white political cartoon depicting a snake cut into pieces, with the caption,

The political cartoon “Join, or die” was drawn by Benjamin Franklin and originally published in the Pennsylvania Gazette in 1754. Franklin created the image to encourage the American colonies to unite against the French during the French and Indian War. The cartoon was used again during the Revolutionary period to urge solidarity against Britain.