ByHelen M. McKee
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For both the Maroons and Creeks, their decision to sign peace treaties ultimately led to further warfare in the form of the Second Maroon War and the Creek War of 1813. Their allegiance allowed Jamaica and the United States to grow economically, to unite divided societies and to advance the system of slavery. This enabled both countries to transform from under-developed territories to formidable powers in the region. The subsequent refusal of Maroons and Creeks to bow to the demands of federal and colonial officials, especially in light of external events such as the Haitian Revolution, led to both governments moving to destroy these semi-autonomous, free communities.