Rebellion March 4, 1829     
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Inauguration of President Andrew Jackson
Inauguration of President Andrew Jackson, March 4, 1829. Detail from ceiling mural at the U.S. Capitol by Allyn Cox. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZC4-7731 DLC.
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The specific troubles of 1834 began to take shape on March 4, 1829, when Andrew Jackson was sworn in as the seventh president of the United States. For the Black Seminoles, Jackson's inauguration was a nightmare. The man who had ordered the destruction of the Negro Fort, burned their settlements on the Suwannee, and brought southern-style slavery to Florida was now at the peak of national power. As he had done since 1815, Jackson would try to break up the Seminole maroon settlements and force the blacks into southern-style bondage.

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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
Jackson's Rise
Payne's Landing
Creek Country
Seminole Outrage
Before the Storm
+ Revenge
+ Deceit
+ Liberty or Death
 + Exile: 1838-1850
 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion