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President Andrew Jackson

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Andrew Jackson. Chromolithography by Prang (L) & Co., date unknown. Published between 1850 and 1900. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZC4-2109.
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President Jackson was growing impatient -- not just with his generals, but with the timid citizens of Florida. He vented his wrath on the territory's delegate, Joseph White, telling him to, "Let the damned cowards [of Florida] defend their country." According to White, the President vowed,

"[T]hat he could take fifty women, and whip every Indian that had ever crossed the Suwannee, and that the [men] of Florida had better run off or let the Indians shoot them, that the women might get husbands of courage, and breed up men who would defend the country."

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Sources: Carter 25: 378.
Part 2, War: Outline  l  Images
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 Trail Narrative
 + Prologue
 + Background: 1693-1812
 + Early Years: 1812-1832
 - War: 1832-1838
+ Prelude to War
+ Revenge
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"Massacre"
Withlacoochee
Key Actors
Florida
Slave Uprising
Army Response
National Mood
Distractions
Seminole Success
+ Deceit
+ Liberty or Death
 + Exile: 1838-1850
 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion