United States History Question of the Day

©Greg Feldmeth 2013
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Barbary Pirates

Algerian pirate ship, 1804

Question 131444:

The Barbary Pirates crisis

A) ended with the signing of a treaty in which the U.S. refused to pay to ransom seamen held by the Tripolitan states
B) affected only ships from the U.S. as European nations had refused to allow interference with their shipping
C) dealt with unlawful activity in the Barbary Coast neighborhood of San Francisco
D) was essentially ended during Jefferson's administration following U.S. naval action and a land invasion by U.S. marines
E) led Jefferson in 1801 to agree to Tripoli's demands for an immediate payment of $225,000 to avoid war

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