I need you to go to Florida and try to buy it from the Spainish
Ok I will do that for you
I need a way to escape can you help?
Jackson to the rescue
End the raids
OK we will leave
Thomas Jefferson wants to buy Florida. Florida is owned buy Spain. Jefferson sends two diplomats to buy Florida from Spain but Spain disagreed and there was no deal.
Many whites were frustrated that native Americans were allowing slaves to enter Florida as run away's. The Seminoles were raiding the farmers lands, and Spain's control of Florida weakened.
asking for advice
govern or get out.
President James Monroe sent Andrew Jackson a war hero to Florida to end seminole raids. Was told to chase them back to Florida.
Jefferson made a BAD deal Texas is worth 10 Florida's.
Jackson was not allowed to raid Florida but he still did, he brings 1,700 troop with him. They captured many Spanish forts and soldiers. Spain demanded Jackson leave and be prosecuted for the illegal march.
President Monroe was worried about war so he was givin the idea to send a blunt letter to them and say govern or properly get out. They decided to leave.
The US got Florida from Spain But not all Americans were happy with the deal because Spain then controlled Texas a much bigger state than Florida. Then Florida was ratified 2 days later by the US Senate.