Category: American History Kids

The Bloody End of Blackbeard

While many pirates roamed the East Coast between 1690 and 1720, few were as feared as Edward Teach. Known as Blackbeard, he lived up to his fearsome reputation, capturing more than 40 ships in his short career. In A General History

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Chaotic Streets

In 1912, the streets were a chaotic mix of streetcars, wagons, horses, and more and more automobiles. That year alone, the industry produced 356,000 cars and 22,000 trucks to add to the already crowded roads. There was very little regulation.

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