Seminole War I
First Seminole War (1817-1818)
First Seminole War – Andrew Jackson's army destroys crops, steals livestock, and destroys Negro forts in the Apalachicola and Suwannee River regions.
22 Feb 1819
The United States Senate ratifies a treaty with Spain to take possession of Florida.
Spanish government ratifies treaty, finally turning over Florida to the United States.
18 Feb 1823
Treaty of Moultrie Creek signed.
Fort Brooke established as one of the United States government forts charged with watching over "problems" between Seminoles and white settlers.