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  • In  1785, Barbary pirates began to seize American ships, so it was suggested that we make warships to protect American shipping. This caused the Naval Acts of 1794, which said we would make six frigates.
  • One of these frigates was especially popular - and powerful. This boat was called the USS Constitution. It was reported that when in battle, cannon balls merely bounced off the sides of her, so she earned the nickname "Old Ironsides".
  • "Nice work! She looks the best, and will definitely be great in battle."
  • "Hahaha, we've got your boat now!"
  • The Battle of Tripoli started when the Tripolines seized the USS Philadelphia, and brought it back to their harbor.
  • "Let's go get our boat back!"
  • Commander Stephan Decatur stole one of the Tripolian merchant ships so he could secretavily set a flame to the harbor as an attack.  After retreating to Sicily, they create another plan.
  • Decatur realized that the USS Constitution would be stronger, in addition with several small gunboats to attack closer into the harbor. Therefore, he the Constitution, four other ships, and six gunboats, and attacked once again. 
  • After weeks of fighting in the harbor, the Tropolines finally surrendered, and we returned home victorious with the USS Philadelphia back in our hands. 
  • "It's good to have the USS Philadelphia back! Thank you Commander Decatur."
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