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Unformatted text preview: Blackbeard – King of all Pirates
Blackbeard Intensive Reading Program
Student: LuWei Vincent Chen
Instructor: Faith A. Vietti
March, 29, 2005 Contents
• Blackbeard’s •
How did he become a pirate.
What have he done and why people are scared of him.
Return from sea and hosted a party in 1718
How he died. Personal Background
Personal Background •
• Blackbeard was British
Born before 1690
Real name was thought to be Edward Teach How did he become a pirate
• Served on a British •
An experienced sea robber.
Queen Anne allowed him to keep stolen goods from French and Spanish.
Join a group of fierce Caribbean pirates What have he done and why people are
scared of Blackbeard.
• Terrorized sailors on the Atlantic Ocean and •
• Caribbean Sea from 17161718
Reputation and power.
Took over a larger cargo ship with wealthy passengers, including children.
Threatened townspeople in Charlenton.
Set his base in North Carolina, British colony. Return from sea and hosted a
• 1718 return from sea.
Hosted a huge party.
Governor of Virginia decided to stop him. Last Fight…
• Governor sent 2 sloops commanded by Lieutenant Robert Maynard • Blackbeard was trapped. How Blackbeard died……
How Blackbeard died……
• A navy seaman • slashed his throat.
Died in 1718… ...
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