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Average high and low temperatures for various Florida cities, In 1817 Andrew Jackson invaded Florida to hasten its annexation to the United States in what became known as the First Seminole War After Florida became a U.S territory in 1821 conflicts between settlers and the Seminole increased as the former tried to acquire lands the Second Seminole War lasted from 1835 to 1842 and afterward the US forcibly removed about 3,000 Seminole and 800 Black Seminole to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) west of the Mississippi River Many others died in the war Conflict broke out again in the Third Seminole War from 1855 to 1859 when a few hundred Seminole fought off US forces from the swamps of the Everglades the US finally decided to leave them alone as they could not dislodge them even after this protracted and expensive warfare, The arts also flourished while Maidique was at the helm with the university acquiring the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum on Miami Beach and building the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum on its main campus in athletics FIU made inroads in becoming a powerhouse athletic university during Maidique's time as president and he championed the eventual establishment of a NCAA football program Finally the school earned membership into Phi Beta Kappa the nation's oldest honor society. . In terms of land area Miami is one of the smallest major cities in the United States According to the U.S Census Bureau the city encompasses a total area of 56.06 sq mi (145.2 km2) of which 35.99 sq mi (93.2 km2) is land and 20.08 sq mi (52.0 km2) is water That means Miami comprises over 470,000 people in about 36 square miles (93 km2) making it one of the most densely populated cities in the United States along with New York City San Francisco Boston Chicago and Philadelphia. 10 External links Economy Year Democratic Republican 6.5.3 Everglades Agricultural Area. Biscayne National Park President Harry Truman dedicating Everglades National Park on December 6 1947 Florida's many state parks and protected areas receive a lot of visitors as well with 25.2 million visitors visiting Florida State Parks in 2013. . .
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