American's First Conflict: The Quasi-War

Do You Know About This Undeclared War Between the US and France?

Scene depicting the action of 9 February when the USS Constellation (left), commanded by Captain Thomas Truxtun, captured the French frigate L'Insurgente (right).

American's First Conflict: The Quasi-War: Frigate USS Constellation

Do You Know About This Undeclared War Between the US and France?

Learn about the Quasi-War, an undeclared maritime conflict between the United States and France fought between

Quasi-War-- (French: Quasi-guerre) was an undeclared war fought almost entirely at sea between the US of America and the French Republic from 1798 to 1800. After the toppling of the French crown during the French Revolutionary Wars, the United States refused to continue repaying its debt to France on the grounds that it had been owed to a previous regime. French outrage led to a series of attacks on American shipping, ultimately leading to retaliation from the Americans

USS Constellation captures the L'Insurgente by Rear Admiral John William Schmidt, Shows the USS Constellation capturing the French vessel L'Insurgente on February 1799 during the Quasi-War with France.

Christopher and the Quasi War with France

Christopher and the Quasi War with France

Christopher and the Quasi-War With France: A Novel of the Sea: Book by William P.

The main issues in the election of 1800 revolved around the fallout from the French Revolution, including opposition to the tax imposed to pay for the mobilization of the new army and navy in the Quasi-War against France in 1798. The Alien and Sedition Acts, by which Federalists were trying to stifle dissent from Democratic-Republican newspaper editors, was also key

The main issues in the election of 1800 revolved around the fallout from the French Revolution, including opposition to the tax imposed to pay for the mobilization of the new army and navy in the Quasi-War against France in 1798. The Alien and Sedition Acts, by which Federalists were trying to stifle dissent from Democratic-Republican newspaper editors, was also key

Bureau of Engraving and Printing portrait of Gallatin as Secretary of the Treasury under Pres TJ. Help found what is now Ways Committee; often opposed views of Hamilton. Native of Geneva (modern day Switzerland); died age 88. TJ wanted to cut internal taxes that Federalist imposed on Quasi-War with France; pay down the nations debt...

Bureau of Engraving and Printing portrait of Gallatin as Secretary of the Treasury.

Thomas Truxtun was an American naval officer after the Revolutionary War, when he served as a privateer, who rose to the rank of commodore in the late eighteenth century and later served in the Quasi War with France and the First Barbary War in North Africa. He was one of the first six commanders appointed to the new US Navy by President Washington. During his naval career he commanded a number of famous US naval ships including USS Constellation and USS President.

Commodore Thomas Truxtun Served in the Quasi-War with France and the first Barbary War in North Africa. During his career he commanded a number of famous ships, including USS Constitution and USS President.

The 44-gun frigate won all her engagements in her first two wars, the Quasi War with Franc...

Oldest commissioned warship, USS Constitution, dry dock for refurb

The frigate won all her engagements in her first two wars, the Quasi War with Franc.

So ein feines Rezept für eine schnell gemachte Aprikosentarte ist perfekt für den Sommer und diese Tarte hat Potential zum absoluten Sommer-Lieblingskuchen.

Aprikosentarte mit Mandelguss

So ein feines Rezept für eine schnell gemachte Aprikosentarte ist perfekt für den Sommer und diese Tarte hat Potential zum absoluten Sommer-Lieblingskuchen.

The USS Constitution was constructed between 1794 and 1797. The ship was one of six ships commissioned in 1794 by President George Washington to help combat French privateers during the Quasi-war with France and to defeat the Barbary pirates in the First Barbary War. The unique construction techniques and materials used to build the USS Constitution made it a formidable and powerful ship that later earned the nickname "Old Ironsides" due to its impressively strong and durable hull. ...

Construction of the USS Constitution

XYZ Affair was a political and diplomatic episode in 1797 and 1798, early in the administration of John Adams, involving a confrontation between the United States and Republican France that led to an undeclared war called the Quasi-War. The name derives from the substitution of the letters X, Y and Z for the names of French diplomats Hottinguer (X), Bellamy (Y), and Hauteval (Z) in documents released by the Adams administration.

Quasi-War Part of French Revolutionary Wars USS Constellation (left) fighting L'Insurgente (right) in the Quasi-War

Captain Isaac Hull, USN (1773-1843) Portrait by Orlando S. Lagman, after Gilbert Stuart. Courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. Photo #: NH 48939-KN (color).

Capt Isaac Hull who in 1812 commanded the America’s flagship, USS Constitution, and captured and destroyed the British brig Adeona.

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