Politics is nothing. We are free only on the ocean. ~ Renato Beluche
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