U.S. History

The history of the United States beginning with the First Americans to Contemporary America in the 21st Century.
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Pirates of the Carolinas
Episode 8

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On November day in 1996, divers representing the private research group Intersal Inc. were concluding the first stage of their search of 18th-century shipwrecks in Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina...
Pirates of the Carolinas
Episode 2

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Pirates had a strict list of articles, or laws, that had to be signed by each member of the crew before a voyage began. Those rules governed who would get how much of whatever treasure was captured...
Mary McLeod Bethune | Carolina Snaps

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Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune is hailed as one of the most influential African American educators and Civil Rights figures, during the first half of the 20th century. Born on a cotton farm in Mayesville, SC...
Robert Smalls | Carolina Snaps

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Robert Smalls was a former slave and Civil War hero who made a significant impact on American history. Born into slavery in Beaufort, South Carolina in 1839, Smalls worked on the docks and was trained...
The California Gold Rush | History In A Nutshell

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The date of January 24, 1848 started out as a typical work day for carpenter James W. Marshall, who was tasked with constructing a water-powered sawmill in Coloma, California. While digging a channel...