Sunday, February 3, 2013

Seafaring Sunday: Close of the Quasi-War

February 3, 1801: The United States Congress officially ends the undeclared and entirely naval "Quasi-War" with France. The war encouraged America to rethink her position on embracing her own navy and made American privateering a staple which would continue though to the Civil War.

Header: U.S. Capitol building circa 1800 via Wikimedia


Dale Burr said...

You have hit on one of favourite subjects

I wrote this one a while back.

Pauline said...

Thank you for adding to this short post, Dale; great stuff!

Timmy! said...

Very interesting, Pauline. And thanks for the additional info, Dale!

Pauline said...

It is curious indeed.