ent in the mean time governing the Territory twenty years, the State being admitted on March 3, 1845.
During the territorial period the army was needed there most of the time to suppress disorders in which the Indians were almost always mixed; and in 1835 the war with the Seminoles began.
Andrew Jackson was President during the first two years of this war; it continued all through Van Buren's term, and extended a year or more into that of Harrison and Tyler.
To suppress this rebellion of Osceola and his allies, the army, consisting of regulars, militia, and volunteers, was employed seven years.
President McKinley is doing in the Philippines just what was done by President Jackson and his successors in Florida, and he is doing it more humanely.
Were they imperialists?
As to matters of government, Americanism means American rule in American territory.
Americans govern by majorities—majorities of those who, by previous constitutional and statutory provisions, are authorized to