Quiz: Can You Identify the Worst Criminals in American History?
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Can You Identify the Worst Criminals in American History?
By: Gavin Thagard
Image: Wiki Commons by California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

About This Quiz

From violent serial killers to bank robbers and corrupt businessmen, America has a criminal history that rivals any other country in the world. In fact, the history of American criminals can be traced back to a well-known traitor in the Revolutionary War. Since then, American criminals have found countless ways to keep the populace mesmerized, constantly upping the ante with each new crime. 

For most, it's hard to understand exactly what makes someone commit these horrible acts on those around them, which is why there is such an obsession with these criminals for years and even decades after they have been locked away or executed. They never quite fade from the grander American story, as countless books and movies depict their lives while followers find new ways to replicate the actions of the criminals who came before them. 

Do you have an obsession with criminals and what drives their actions? How well do you know the worse criminals in American history, those from the Wild West to the modern day? Do you think you can identify most of those American criminals from an image? This quiz will give you a chance to find out. 

When you're ready, get started and see how far your criminal obsession will take you in the quiz! 

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