For what reasons did the Carolinas split into North and South Carolina?
The provinces of North and South Carolina largely separated due to disputes within the ruling classes of these states. Upon the establishment of these British colonies in 1660, the crown divided the land between 8 families, known as Lord Proprietors. Eventually disputes over administrative and agricultural policies between these eight groups led to seven of the families selling their property back to the crown in 1729. This led to the region being split into two separate colonies, one run by the crown and the other by the last remaining proprietor. The colonies remained divided upon the establishment of the independent United States and still do so to this day.