It was the First Barbary War that had been fought by sea and the United States had to figure out a way to end it on land, finally deciding to cross five hundred miles of desert and attack Derna on their way to Tripoli.
It was time to end the possibilities that another War of 1812 could break out along the border with Canada, so an additional treaty was signed limiting the amount of armaments of the United States and Great Britain that could ply the waters of the Great Lakes.
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