The ensuing conflict came to be known as the First Seminole War. Jackson's goal was to destroy the Seminole havens for fugitive slaves, while establishing American military dominance over Florida. Even though the U.S. had clearly initiated the conflict, American historians have tended to follow the lead of 19th century U.S. public relations, dating the war to Seminole counterattacks.
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