Stephen Decatur


Decatur was a major force in destroying the Barbary pirates. That is because he raided Tripoli harbor and 'burned the Philadelphia down top the waterline' -America: The History of Our Nation. The Philadelphia was a ship that was stolen from
Decatur by the pirates.

Decatur relates to Jefferson's presidency because the pirates were a huge enemy of Jefferson's.

File:Boarding the United States Frigate Philadelphia in Tripoli Harbor.jpg
File:Boarding the United States Frigate Philadelphia in Tripoli Harbor.jpg

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This picture depicts the Philadelphia burning. this relates to Decatur because he was the one that caused the burning.

Here is a clip that relates to Stephen Decatur: CLICK ME! this relates to Decatur because it describes the war with the Tripoli pirates and the French

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