We will go and buy it for you, President Jefferson.
Please get off our farm.
I want you to stop the raids, Mr. Jackson.
I could push the Seminoles into Florida but I'm not allowed. Oh well.
President Jefferson just claimed Louisiana and is now trying to get Florida. Spain claimed Florida in the 1500s but has a diverse population. Jefferson sent two people to buy Florida but Spain disagreed.
You're all under arrest!
Over the next few years, Spain's control weakened. The raided farms in Georgia. White landowners and slave owners were upset because the landowners wanted Florida and the slaves kept running away to Florida.
The cabinets advice
President Monroe sent Andrew Jackson to stop the raids. Andrew Jackson said he could push the Seminoles into Florida but was not allowed to invade the Spanish Colony. Jackson invaded Florida anyways.
We got Florida!!
The next few weeks Andrew Jackson arrested numerous people. Jackson arrested the Seminoles, military and executed two British subjects.
All of President Monroe's cabinet says to remove Jackson from Spain but John Adams convinced Monroe to send the message o Spain: Govern Florida right or get out.
President Monroe's cabinet: Remove Jackson!!
You should just send a message to Spain.
Spain was fearful of war and decided to leave. The US paid $5 million and gave Spain Texas. Spain ratified the Florida Treaty.