British Warship Leopard and American vessel Chesapeake
Barbary Coast Pirates are people who come from Morocco, Algiers, Tripoli, and Tunis in Africa who went to different governments demanding tribute. They had also demanded more money from the U.S. Jefferson refused to pay Tripoli so they went to war.
Embargo Act of 1807
No trading with foreign countries.
Stephen Decatur is 25 years old and is the U.S. Navy captain. He slipped through the guarded harbor and lit the Philadelphia on fire. He was important because burning the Philadelphia stopped the pirates from using it or getting information off of it.
The British warship Leopard stopped the American vessel Chesapeake and demanded to search it. The captain of the Chesapeake refused so the Leopard fired killing three sailors. After hearing the news the U.S. citizens reacted with an anti-British fury.
U.S. Declares war with Britain
The Embargo Act of 1807 is an act that prohibited trade with other countries. This was not successful, it kept all American ships at the harbor so it left many citizens without a job. The Americans did not support this.
Tecumseh is a powerful chief of the Shawnee tribe. He tried to ally a massive amount of native Americans along the Louisiana territory. He is important because he tried to stop Americans from moving west but failed because Harrison defeated them.
The U.S. declared war on Britain because Britain searched American ships and America wanted Southern Canada and Florida. I agree with this because if you wanted land or something, you had to fight for it.