Barbary pirates

Barbary pirates

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  • So you want to know about Barbary pirates aye? Well that sucks because I don't know s**t but the captain does.
  • My crew says you're asking about Barbary pirates. Well i'm the man. The year was 1801, that's when the first Barbary war began. 
  • This is the Barbary coast! A North African coast which contained some major ports that the Barbary Pirates utilized. The ports of Salé, Rabat, Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli.
  • Barbary pirates' demand for tribute from American merchant vessels in the Mediterranean Sea. If ships of a given country failed to pay, pirates would attack the ship and take their goods, and often enslave crew members or hold them for ransom.
  • America was tired of being bullied so Thomas Jefferson, the active president at the moment, sent the navy. Jefferson didn't get congresses permission so the war was undeclared. The Barbary war was between the United states against pirates from the nations known collectively as the Barbary states. 
  •  The First Barbary War (1801-1805) was the first overseas war fought by the United States.The nations on the Barbary Coast of Morocco that participated in the war were Algiers, Tunis and Tripoli. The war ended in victory for the United States, with peace treaties between the three Barbary States and Morocco. 
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