Troubles for Jefferson

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Troubles for Jefferson

  1. 1. Pirates of the Barbary Coast<br />Yo Ho, Yo Ho <br />A Pirate’s Life for me!<br />
  2. 2. Barbary Corsairs<br /><ul><li>Sometimes called the Barbary Cosairs or the Ottoman Cosairs
  3. 3. Were Privateers and Muslim Pirates
  4. 4. Led attacks from the the 11th century to the 19th century
  5. 5. Operated from North Africa</li></li></ul><li>What They Did…<br /><ul><li>Ports located in Tunis, Tripoli, Morocco, and Algiers
  6. 6. They went as far as Iceland when comandeering ships
  7. 7. They mainly attacked ships in western Europe
  8. 8. Pirates captured and sold Christian slaves at the slave markets in Africa
  9. 9. Engaged in Razzias, which were raids on Coastal towns in Europe</li></li></ul><li>Life of a Pirate<br />Dangerous<br />They held people for ransom<br />Once captured by a pirate your chances of seeing home again are about 3%<br />Beautiful women and children were brought to the palace as gifts for the sultan <br />Captured from about 800,000 to 1,250,000 Europeans<br />In 1784 the first Barbary power captured an American vessel<br />
  10. 10. Pirates and America (18th Century)<br />2 ships captured<br />The Dauphin from Philadelphia and the Maria from Boston were seized<br />The ships and cargoes were sold<br />The crew was sold on the slave market<br />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<br />
  11. 11. Famous Pirates (1700 – 1800)<br />Haitian pirate: Jean Lafitte<br />Operated out of: the port of New Orleans<br />Established the Kingdom of Barataria, which was an illegal slave smuggling business <br />During the War of 1812 he was offered a huge sum of money from the British for letting them use his port<br />
  12. 12. Famous Pirates in Other Places…<br />The English pirate Blackbeard:<br />Ship: Queen Anne’s Revenge<br />Piracy started in 1713 and ended in 1718 (because he was killed)<br />Another English pirate: Calico Jack Rackham<br />Got his name from the clothes he wore with patterns of brown, white, and black<br />Patrolled the Caribbean from 1718 - 1720<br />
  13. 13. What Were the Pirates Seizing? <br /> Ships<br />Cargoes<br />Loot<br />People<br />Valubles<br />Ship parts<br />Wine<br />
  14. 14. In Order to Sail Safely…<br />Americans had to pay fees<br />Avoid pirate waters<br />
  15. 15. The End<br />

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