In 1814 and then again in 1817-1818,Andrew Jackson led his military forces toWest Florida. There was a rebellion andrebels were fighting for America, anddefeated and removed several NativeAmerican tribes.
The United States officially acquired Floridain 1819. They bought East Florida fromSpain for 5 million dollars. It is known as theAdam-Onis Treaty or the Transcontinentaltreaty and American settlers in Floridarebelled for the rest of the Florida territory.
Luis de Onis, the Spain minister signed theFlorida Purchase with John Quincy Adams,the Secretary of State. Luis de Onis John Quincy Adams
A buffer zone is an area where a countryowns a piece of land that connects withanother country to block off disputes. Whenthe United States gained Florida, there wereno more disputes between Florida andGeorgia.
East and West FloridaEast Florida was where Florida is today andWest Florida is an addition to the panhandleof Florida and the bottom slices of Alabama,Arkansas, and Louisiana.
President - James Monroe Secretary of State - John Quincy Adams Later President/War Leader First military governor of Florida- Andrew Jackson Minister of Spain- Luis de OnisLuis de Onis, the Spanish minister signedthe Florida Purchase with John QuincyAdams, the Secretary of State.Andrew Jackson led his military forces toWest Florida to seize it.