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Short Answer Tripoli declared war against the United States on 14 May 1801. Detailed Answer At first glance this seemed like a trivial question. Surprisingly, the answer appears to be shrouded behind several contradictory dates in internet circulation. I'll try to explain why I believe those answers are incorrect below. (A) 9 January 1801 I didn't ...


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I will answer with regards to the first barbary war. It is indeed true, as can be read in the Treaty Of Peace and Amity between the United States of America and the Bashaw, Bey and Subjects of Tripoli in Barbary. signed June 4, 1805, that the US did pay $60 000 as ransom in order to achieve peace. The second article of the treaty reads: The Bashaw of ...


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To summarize, the basic involvement of Anna Maria Porcile was that, as an enslaved individual whose family was too poor to buy her freedom, she was taken in by the then US consul in Tunis, William Eaton. He first 'guaranteed' her purchaser's debt, giving her family 6 months to pay for her release, but when they failed to be able to do so, he borrowed the ...


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This is a difficult topic to find good sources for, because this war is largely forgotten in Sweden. It was not a very dignified affair, and was overshadowed by the catastrophic defeat in the Finnish War a few years later. Most Swedes, even historically interested ones, would not know about it or be more than dimly aware of it. (The article in Swedish ...


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There is a detailed account of the events available here, in swedish. I will summarize briefly. First we must note that Tripoli declared war all the time, versus different countries. It was part of their strategy. A declaration of war from Tripoli was nothing but a pretext for demanding additional sums when negotiating for peace, in addition to raising the ...


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There is a thread about it on Skalman.nu (partly in english). In 1796 Yussuf Bascha of Tripoli took 8 swedish ships because his tribute was late. [...] Yussuf Bascha demanded compensation from the swedish government for his lost cargo and weren´t shy about the value of the cargo. Also three shipboys that had converted sneaked out of Tripoli. As ...


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I am not sure what you are talking about. The treaty between the United States and the Dey of Algiers signed July 3, 1815, ended all tribute, freed all American slaves in Algiers, and gave the United States complete commercial rights. Moreover, the Dey was required to pay 10,000 Spanish dollars to the American consul.


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