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1920s: A Decade of Change
by Silverstein, Barrett A. Have you ever heard the phrase “the roaring twenties?” Also known as the Jazz Age, the decade of the 1920s featured economic prosperity and carefree living for many. The decade began with a roar and [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Bloc Voting
by Johnston, W. Lee, Jr. Bloc voting generally refers to a clique or coalition of legislators who vote similarly on issues, such as the farm vote or the big-city vote. In North Carolina, and elsewhere in the South, it also [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Civil Rights in North Carolina
by Brown, Flora Bryant. African American Civil Rights in North Carolina by Dr. Flora Bryant Brown Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall 2004. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Congressional Districts
by Justesen, Benjamin R. Congressional Districts in North Carolina, as in other states, have varied widely in size, shape, and number since the state ratified the U.S. Constitution in 1789. The number of congressional [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daniels, Josephus
by Watson, Richard L. Josephus Daniels, newspaper editor, secretary of the navy, and ambassador to Mexico, was born in Washington, N.C., the fourth of five children of Josephus and Mary Cleaves Seabrook Daniels. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Disfranchisement
by Hunt, James L. Disfranchisement refers to a constitutional amendment drafted by the 1899 North Carolina General Assembly and approved in the general election in 1900 severely limiting African Americans' right to [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Double Voting
by Barton, Bruce. Double Voting: A Personal Account "'Double Voting' in Robeson County: A Reminder of an Unequal Past" by Bruce Barton Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Election Law
by Criner, Allyson C., Heiser, Will M., Smith, David C. Election Law in North Carolina has seen significant changes over the years. During early statehood, the governor and two U.S. senators were appointed by the General Assembly, while the other major [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fourteenth Amendment
by Pruden, William H., III. The Fourteenth Amendment, ratified on 28 July 1868 as one of the "Reconstruction amendments," added to the U.S. Constitution such fundamental principles as citizenship and equal protection under the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Grandfather Clause
by Hunt, James L. The Grandfather Clause was an important component of the 1900 constitutional amendment restricting North Carolina's class of eligible voters. The disfranchisement amendment provided that voters must [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lewis, Helen Morris
by Taylor, A. Elizabeth. Helen Morris Lewis, pioneer in the woman suffrage movement in the South and organizer of the first woman's rights association in North Carolina, was born in the Vander Horst mansion on Chapel Street [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Liddell, Anna Forbes
by Lambert, Barbara Elizabeth. Anna Forbes Liddell, suffragist, organizing president of the first Equal Suffrage League in North Carolina, and university professor, was born at the family home on East Avenue (afterwards the site [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
by Gavins, Raymond, Vocci, Robert Blair. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People by Raymond Gavins, 2006 Additional research provided by Robert Blair Vocci. The National Association for the Advancement of [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
North Carolina Manual
by Williams, Wiley J. The North Carolina Manual was first published in 1874 by the North Carolina secretary of state as a volume of nearly 400 pages entitled Legislative Manual and Political Register of the State of North [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Political Parties
by Smith, Michael Thomas. Political Parties by Michael Thomas Smith, 2006 See also: Anti-Federalists; Democratic Party; Dixiecrats; Federalist Party; Fusion of Republicans and Populists; Populist Party; Republican [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
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