Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Regulators Movement in the Carolinas

The following is an article I wrote on the Regulators Movement in the Carolinas. The Regulators, as they were known for trying to regulate prices, started as a rebellion to government officials overtaxing and forcing rural farmers to pay more than required. The culmination of the movement was the Battle of Alamance where they defeated by the Carolina and Virginia militias. The interesting element to the story is that the very men fighting against each other here were fighting along side each other only 5 years later in the American Revolution.


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