In the 1500's Spain colonized Florida. By the 1800's had a diverse population of Seminole Indians, Spanish Colonists, and english traders.
You are all under arrest, come with us.
In 1804 Thomas jefferson sent diplomats to spain to buy Florida. But Spain's answer was "No deal"
Dear Spain, This letter is regarding Florida and the way you are governing. Either you can Govern Florida right or you can get out!President Monroe
In 1818 President James Monroe sent Andrew Jackson Georgia to end the raid.
We don't want was either so we will give your settlers $5 million for our damage.
We do not want any war so we will give you Florida
jackson did not have the authority to invade the Spanish Colony. Despite this order Jacson invaded with 1,700 troops and started to kidnapp Spanish Military posts.
President Monroes did not want there to be a war so he asked his cabnit members fro advice and all of them but one did not want Monroe to send someone to get Jackson. That member sent spain a message saying govern Florida right or get out.
Spain was also fearfull of war so they decided to give Florida to the U.S in 1819. Then the United States went to Spain and gave them $5 million to the settlers.