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.
The 3rd USS Boston was a 32-gun wooden-hulled, 3-masted frigate of the US Navy. Boston was built by public subscription in Boston under the Act of 30 June 1798. Boston was active during the Quasi-War & the First Barbary War. On 12 October 1800, Boston engaged & captured the French corvette Berceau. Boston was laid up in 1802 & considered not worth repairing at the outbreak of the War of 1812. She was burned at the Washington Naval Yard on 24 August 1814 to prevent her capture by British…
USS Constellation captures the L'Insurgente by Rear Admiral John William Schmidt, Shows the USS Constellation capturing the French vessel L'Insurgente on February 9, 1799 during the Quasi-War with France.
Two-page graphic organizer that follows the key events that happened during John Adams's presidency. Cover both the election of 1796 & 1800, The XYZ Affair, Quasi-War with France, the Alien & Sedition Acts, & the Virginia & Kentucky Resolutions.