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new constitution which was ratified by the people in April. It was approved by Congress, and North Carolina was declared, in June, to be entitled to representation in that body. On July 11 the President proclaimed that North Carolina had resumed its place in the Union. The Fifteenth Amendment to the national Constitution was ratified March 4, 1869, by a large majority. During that year and the next the State was much disturbed by the outrages committed by the Ku-Klux Klan (q. v.). Governor Holden declared martial law in two counties; and for this articles of impeachment were preferred against him, and he was removed from office. Population in 1890, 1,617,947; in 1900, 1,893,810. See Amidas, Philip; United States, North Carolina, in vol. IX. proprietary governors. Colony of Albemarle. William Drummondappointed1863 Samuel StephensappointedOct., 1667 George Cartwrightpresident of council1674 —Millerpresident of councilJuly, 1677 John Culpeperusurps the governm'tDec.,