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The Whigs created the states first public school system

1839

White boys and girls attended free

Rockingham County opened the first common school

1840

Each county had at least one school

1845

More than 2000 were in operation by 1850

Every county developed common schools(400 privates schools)

1850

Mary Bayard Clarke edited the first collection of North Carolina poetry

1854

6 poets

Hinton R. Helper published The Impending Crisis of The South

1857

North Carolina's first national best seller