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Troubles for Jefferson

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  • 1. Pirates of the Barbary Coast
    Yo Ho, Yo Ho
    A Pirate’s Life for me!
  • 2. Barbary Corsairs
    • Sometimes called the Barbary Cosairs or the Ottoman Cosairs
    • 3. Were Privateers and Muslim Pirates
    • 4. Led attacks from the the 11th century to the 19th century
    • 5. Operated from North Africa
  • What They Did…
    • Ports located in Tunis, Tripoli, Morocco, and Algiers
    • 6. They went as far as Iceland when comandeering ships
    • 7. They mainly attacked ships in western Europe
    • 8. Pirates captured and sold Christian slaves at the slave markets in Africa
    • 9. Engaged in Razzias, which were raids on Coastal towns in Europe
  • Life of a Pirate
    Dangerous
    They held people for ransom
    Once captured by a pirate your chances of seeing home again are about 3%
    Beautiful women and children were brought to the palace as gifts for the sultan
    Captured from about 800,000 to 1,250,000 Europeans
    In 1784 the first Barbary power captured an American vessel
  • 10. Pirates and America (18th Century)
    2 ships captured
    The Dauphin from Philadelphia and the Maria from Boston were seized
    The ships and cargoes were sold
    The crew was sold on the slave market
    When asked why the attacks were occuring the sultan said that it was written in the Koran that all nations who had not acknowledged the prophet were sinners
  • 11. Famous Pirates (1700 – 1800)
    Haitian pirate: Jean Lafitte
    Operated out of: the port of New Orleans
    Established the Kingdom of Barataria, which was an illegal slave smuggling business
    During the War of 1812 he was offered a huge sum of money from the British for letting them use his port
  • 12. Famous Pirates in Other Places…
    The English pirate Blackbeard:
    Ship: Queen Anne’s Revenge
    Piracy started in 1713 and ended in 1718 (because he was killed)
    Another English pirate: Calico Jack Rackham
    Got his name from the clothes he wore with patterns of brown, white, and black
    Patrolled the Caribbean from 1718 - 1720
  • 13. What Were the Pirates Seizing?
    Ships
    Cargoes
    Loot
    People
    Valubles
    Ship parts
    Wine
  • 14. In Order to Sail Safely…
    Americans had to pay fees
    Avoid pirate waters
  • 15. The End

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