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'The U.S. in Mediterranean North Africa: A Diplomat’s Perspective'

Presented by Palmer Lake Historical Society at Palmer Lake Town Hall, Palmer Lake CO

Jun 20 2019
‘The U.S. in Mediterranean North Africa: A Diplomat’s Perspective’ presented by Palmer Lake Historical Society at Palmer Lake Town Hall, Palmer Lake CO

U.S. adventures in Mediterranean North Africa will be profiled in image and word, including early American efforts to defeat the Barbary pirates, North Africa’s essential role during World War II, and the Ambassador’s own experiences working as a diplomat for twelve years at American embassies in that part of the world.

The presentation will detail:

  • Early diplomatic recognition of the fledgling Republic of the United States of
    America by two North African states in the 1770's;
  • Protection money paid to Barbary Pirates by early U.S. presidents;
  • Thomas Jefferson's decision to send the U.S. marines to North Africa/Tripoli to
    protect American shipping interests from repeated attacks by Barbary Pirates; and
  • The colorful story of William Eaton--an early US diplomat and Army officer who led
    a rogue attack on the
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42 Valley Crescent Street, Palmer Lake, CO 80133

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