World History Moment: On the Shores of Tripoli

World History Moment: On the Shores of Tripoli
World History Moment: On the Shores of Tripoli

World History Moment: On the Shores of Tripoli

Today marks the emergence of the United States as an important power on the world stage. On June 10, 1805, the U.S. went to war with Tripoli. Historian John Schmidt recalls what happened. (Photo: Courtesy of the Dept. of the Navy)