A group of eight English, Welsh, and Scottish nobles from Virginia began to settle the North Carolina region in 1653 to provide a buffer for the southern frontier and look for trade and profit.  
Do you know where North Carolina is?  Scroll over the text to make sure you remember its location.

The Protestant settlers relied on tobacco, rice, and indigo just like its other southern neighbors, but North Carolina also produced tar and pitch.  What's tar and pitch?  Click on the word for a simple definition to go along with the picture below.

                                                                                                                  This is an image of a tar lake

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