Who Were The Barbary Pirates

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AP Essay Questions 1&2 Who were the Muslim Barbary Pirates? When president Thomas Jefferson was elected, Barbary began demanding more money. After Jefferson’s refusal to pay the Barbary pirates tribute to protect American ships; an undeclared war with North African Nations began. The Barbary Pirates were plundering pirates of the North African Mediterranean coast, who blocked American trading ships from reaching their destination, raided U.S. and European ships, stole property, and captured thirteen american ships enslaving over 100 sailors. “The Barbary Wars were the nation’s first encounters with Islamic world.” Barbary corsairs colony consisted of many orthodoxies; to them, religion did not matter. Barbarys contemporary countries were

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