The Quasi-war is also the source of the quote:" millions for defense but not one cent for tribute". We kept paying tribute to the Barbary Pirates through the Quasi-war, by the time of Jefferson's presidency the tribute to them was over 1/4th of the total federal budget!
Ironically the Quasi-war was fought with... our good friends the French!
But the Barbary War was an internationally significant moment in our history, and a step up in intensity from the Quasi-war. Here is a terrific thread on it by our vets-cor "Freeper Foxhole" fanatics The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Barbary War . (Anyone interested in military history or anything military should check out the VetsCoR forum at the upper right of the FR forum page!)