· Between what countries was the Barbary War fought?

· Make a list of important characters in the Barbary War and their accomplishments.

· In many ways the Barbary War was considered America’s first war against terror. "Jefferson’s War" by Joseph Wheelan does an excellent job of covering the war.

· After reading the book mentioned above make a timeline of events that happened during the Barbary War, or make a timeline from the events mentioned in this article.

· What impact did the Barbary War have on the development of the United States as a nation?


Amy Puetz, a homeschool graduate, loves history, sewing, and working as a computer graphic artist for her company A to Z Designs. She is also the author of the exciting book Costumes with Character. Amy makes her home in Wright, Wyoming. Visit her website at http://a2zdesigns.vcn.com

This article was originally published in the Mar/Apr ’06 issue of "Home School Enrichment Magazine." For more information, and to request a free sample copy, visit http://HomeSchoolEnrichment.com