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Intensive Reading Program Level 3 Student: Lu-Wei Vincent Chen Instructor: Faith A. Vietti

Contents
• Blackbeard’s Background. • 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 Last Fight. How he died.

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 • • •
Privateer 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 1716-1718 Reputation and power. His appearance. 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 party.

• 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……
• A navy seaman
•
slashed his throat. Died in 1718…


				
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