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North Carolina's official flag was adopted in 1885. This red, white, and blue flag has a white star, the letters N C around the star (standing for North Carolina), and two yellow scrolls, above and below, bearing dates. The upper date, May 20th, 1775, commemorates the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence (named for Mecklenburg County, where North Carolina citizens met to declare their freedom from Great Britain, although the original document was destroyed and some people have questioned its existence). The lower date, April 12th, 1776, commemorates the adoption of the Halifax Resolves (this was the first official action by a colony calling for independence from Britain).

North Carolina was the 12th state in the USA; it became a state in 1789.

Questions:
1. When did North Carolina become a state? _______________________________________________________

2. North Carolina was the first colony to officially call for independence from England. What is the name of this action? _______________________________________________________

3. When was North Carolina's flag officially adopted? _______________________________



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