Dilemma 1: What Should President Adams Do to Protect American Ships?

(as per directed in class)

Read sections 12.5-12.6 in your U.S. History Alive Textbook, and complete the "Dilemma Page" in your notebooks. Use the following information if necessary.

Sketch: Map from section 12.5: (click on image to enlarge)

Map

 

Words to Use in Caption : President Jefferson, Barbary Pirates, tribute

Possible Positions to Choose from (Write out into notes)

      1. Pay the increased tribute as requested and avoid bloodshed
      2. Send a peace envoy to negotiate
      3. Send troops to force the pirates to allow American ships to trade freely in the Mediterranean
      4. Order American shipping out of the Mediterranean to avoid unnecessary conflict