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To The Shores of Tripoli: A Barbary Retrospective

Date

4-8-2022

Location

Schewel 232

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The First Barbary War took place between the United States and Tripoli from 1801 to 1805. The Barbary states were made up of the North African states of Tripoli, Tunis, Morocco, and Algiers. The Barbary states had been incredibly aggressive towards the United States in the Mediterranean prior to 1800, attacking American merchant ships and taking Americans hostage. After an intense series of naval battles between the Barbary pirates, specifically those from Tripoli, and the United States, the Americans won the First Barbary War. After a series of conflicts with other nations, notably the War of 1812 against the British, the Second Barbary War broke out between Algiers and the United States in 1815. Thanks to the increase in advanced diplomatic strategy of the United States and the strengthening of their Navy, this Second Barbary War only lasted a few months.

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To The Shores of Tripoli: A Barbary Retrospective

Schewel 232

The First Barbary War took place between the United States and Tripoli from 1801 to 1805. The Barbary states were made up of the North African states of Tripoli, Tunis, Morocco, and Algiers. The Barbary states had been incredibly aggressive towards the United States in the Mediterranean prior to 1800, attacking American merchant ships and taking Americans hostage. After an intense series of naval battles between the Barbary pirates, specifically those from Tripoli, and the United States, the Americans won the First Barbary War. After a series of conflicts with other nations, notably the War of 1812 against the British, the Second Barbary War broke out between Algiers and the United States in 1815. Thanks to the increase in advanced diplomatic strategy of the United States and the strengthening of their Navy, this Second Barbary War only lasted a few months.