Time Period >> Rural Rebellion 1773 - 1775|
Citizens throughout the colonies feel an increasing alienation from British rule. Members of Parliament are willing to make concessions, but eventually the Crown’s desire to maintain a stronghold on the colonies leads to a series of tax acts and attacks on personal freedoms. Eventually the colonists will divide into various groups: Rebels, Tories, and Religious Dissenters. Unrest prevails throughout most of North Carolina as these groups clash. In Mecklenburg County, support for Independence results in a number of small skirmishes and battles as the doors open for the establishment of a new nation.