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North Carolina State Capitol--
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By looking at North Carolina State Capitol, students will discover the early history of North Carolina and how Raleigh became the state's capital. Those interested in learning more will find that the Internet offers a variety of interesting materials.

North Carolina Division of Archives and History
The North Carolina Division of Archives and History's Web site offers extensive information on the capitol building. Students can read about the history of the capitol and take a "tour" of the rotunda, legislative chambers, State Library, Cabinet of Minerals room, and the statues and monuments on Union Square.

Digital Archive of American Architecture
This Web site is maintained by the Boston College Department of Fine Arts. It provides information on American architecture (public buildings, churches, houses, and commercial buildings) from the 17th to the 20th century and includes a section on Greek Revival architecture that offers photos of several American buildings designed in the Greek Revival style.

Avalon Project at the Yale Law School
The Avalon Project is a collection of digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. Included on the site are the text of the 1663 charter of Carolina and North Carolina's constitution.

North Carolina Encyclopedia
This Web site is maintained by the State Library of North Carolina. It offers extensive information on the history of North Carolina from pre-colonial times to the 20th century. The site also includes a map that students can click on to learn about historic sites throughout the state of North Carolina.

National Park Service Travel Itinerary
The National Park Service invites you to explore Raleigh: A Capital City. The city of Raleigh was established as the capital of North Carolina in 1792 and grew from a small, one-square-mile town into a modern government, high-tech, education and social center. This travel itinerary highlights over 48 historic places, including the North Carolina State Capitol, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


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