Jefferson refused to pay
The war with Tripoli lasted five years
When The Pasha of Tripoli [informally] declared war on the U.S.its probably when the pasha of tripoli declared war on the US, the US marine corps was established, the 'mosquito fleet' was defeated at tripoli, the army was disbanded, or the british blockaded the east coast.;]
Tripoli declared war on the United States after the US refused to pay a bribe.
The American who distinguished himself by successfully waging a war with Tripoli was Thomas Jefferson. The command of the US Navy was under Edward Preble.
The powers of the US president were expanded.
pasha of tripoli
By demanding them to stop demanding tribute
yes the US did fight in ww1 it was closer to the end of the war though
Halls, not hills, of Montezuma, referring to US Marine participation in the Mexican War. Actually, the shores of Tripoli came many years earlier, referring to US Marine participation in the war against the Barbary Pirates. It is the first lyric in the USMC hymn.
The crew was captured after the frigate ran aground in Tripoli Harbor and the Pasha of Tripoli demanded ransom for its three hundred sailors taken as prisoners of war.
The Gulf War
In 1804, the USS Constitution or also called "Ole Ironsides" bombarded Tripoli. I think this is the correct answer, as I don't think the US Navy attacked Tripoli during our involvement of the War of 1812. See link: http://www.history.navy.mil/docs/war1812/const3.htm
The question seems to be asking in what war the US Marine Corps first fought. The Continental Marines were formed in 1775 to fight the British in the American Revolution, but the US Marine Corps was founded in 1794, and their first opponents were the Pirates of Tripoli. US Marines participated in later wars in small numbers, but they did not actually attain the size of a corps until World War 2.
The Fort at Derne, Tripoli in the First Barbary Coast War of 1805.
Thomas Jefferson was the President during this undeclared war with the pirates of Tripoli ,also called the first Barbary War in 1801-1805.
In May 1801, the pasha demanded an increase inthe tribute($83,000) which the U.S. government had been paying since 1796 for the protection of their commerce from piracy under the 1796 treaty with Tripoli. The demand was refused, and a naval force was sent from the US to blockade Tripoli. Whoever wrote the first answer is an idiot.
Jefferson refused to increase the tribute that the Pasha were demanding which the U.S. government had been paying since 1796 for the protection of their commerce from piracy under the 1796 treaty with Tripoli by $83,000.