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Carolina Charter
Carolina Charter
King Charles II of England owed an enormous debt to the men who helped restore the monarchy, so on March 24, 1663, he rewarded eight of them with a grant of land that included what is now North and South Carolina.
Blackbeard
Blackbeard
was the most feared pirate in the Caribbean from 1716 to 1718. His reputation for fierceness was so well established that merchant ships often surrendered to him as soon as they saw his flag, and he and his men were so good at what they did that they even took on, and beat, any warship that dared challenge them.
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