North Carolina became a state on November 21, 1789. It was the twelfth of the original thirteen colonies. North Carolina announced its secession from the Union in May 1963. After the Civil War, several theories were advanced about the status of states that had seceded. The prevailing theory was that the states had attempted to secede, but in losing the war, had failed, so the November 21, 1789 date stands.
North Carolina became a state upon the ratification of its state constitution on December 18, 1776. The state of North Carolina joined the union styled "United States of America" November 21, 1789 by ratification of the United States constitution. The United States constitution was rejected in convention in 1788. North Carolina never seceded from the union in May 1963. However, they did secede from the union on May 20, 1861.
On November 21, 1789