How many years did the USA pay tribute to North Africa?
Tripoli and Tunis.
Tribute starting from what year Larry ?
- tc.brown56Lv 55 months agoFavorite Answer
About 16 years. The US was a brand new country and they didn't really have the means to defend their merchant ships against pirates who were so far away. The US would invest in their Navy over the years and they eventually were strong enough to defeat the pirates.
- Anonymous5 months ago
Until 1797, then war.