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Jefferson & Pirates of the Barbary Coast
Terms in this set (23)
a person who uses unlawful violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.
a person who attacks and robs ships at sea.
a historic name for the Mediterranean coast of North Africa: a center of piracy against European shipping from the 16th to the 19th centuries
a boat or ship that transports cargo or carries passengers for hire.
a person seized or held as security for the fulfillment of a condition.
a sum of money or other payment demanded or paid for the release of a prisoner.
an act, statement, or gift that is intended to show gratitude, respect, or admiration.
connected with the sea, especially in relation to seafaring commercial or military
countries of the Barbary Coast
Morocco, Algiers, Tunis, Tripoli
How did these nations make money?
They made money by capturing ships and holding the crew for ransom.
Who protected American merchant ships during the colonial period?
The naval and diplomatic power of Great Britain. The nation of France protected American ships during the revolution.
How did the U.S. government deal with the pirates of the Barbary Coast after the American Revolution (i.e. Washington & Adams)?
The U.S government started to pay the pirates tribute
Is piracy still committed in the 21st Century?
Yes ( For example the S.S Alabama was robbed.)
What would happen to the sailors of captured merchant ships if no one paid the ransom?
They would get kept longer, hurt, or even killed.
Why would European countries pay (i.e. tribute) the Barbary Pirates?
So the people on the ship would not be killed
Many of our founding fathers believed the U.S. Navy should only do this.
Pay the pirates so they do not kill or hurt anyone.
What did Jefferson believe concerning the U.S. Navy and fighting the Corsairs of Tripoli?
He did not believe in paying the pirates.
How did George Washington contribute to the development of the U.S. Navy?
He payed the pirates instead of fighting them.
Who declared war on the United States in 1801?
The Barbary Coast
Explain how did Stephen Decatur contributed to the success of the U.S. Navy during the war?
He led American men to fight the pirates in a second war.
How did other nations view the United States after the wars fought with the Barbary States? (Hint: What did we gain?)
We gained respect from other countries.
How did the U.S. Navy fare at the onset of this war? Use specific examples for your response
They fought against the pirates, there are military boats and battleships near Somalia.
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