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First in Freedom: North Carolina Takes a Stand
April 12, 1776

The colony of North Carolina made America's first official call for freedom from the British on April 12, 1776. Soon other colonies also called for freedom. Within three months, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. North Carolina's official state flag features the date April 12, 1776 to remind people of the state's commitment to liberty.
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