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 Tensions between America and the Spanish Federacion sparked even higher as an escaped slave made it into Florida while fleeing from a posse. The posse clashed with the border guard who made it clear that as the slave had made it onto Spanish territory; he was free under Spanish law. Unwilling and unable to tackle the border guard head on, the group then returned home and complained to the highest authority. The news circulated throughout America regarding how the Spanish had once more interfered in American affairs. The question began to asked, if the British could be kicked out of America proper, why not the Spanish? Tensions between America and the Spanish Federacion sparked even higher as an escaped slave made it into Florida while fleeing from a posse. The posse clashed with the border guard who made it clear that as the slave had made it onto Spanish territory; he was free under Spanish law. Unwilling and unable to tackle the border guard head on, the group then returned home and complained to the highest authority. The news circulated throughout America regarding how the Spanish had once more interfered in American affairs. The question began to asked, if the British could be kicked out of America proper, why not the Spanish?
  
-Jackson seized on this idea with some relish. He had recently been mocked as a muddling President with no new ideas. A War with Spain would prove his critics wrong and finally ​prevent ​the US about its Southern Flank. Or at least, that’s what Jackson believed. Pressure was placed upon Congress to begin a draft for war. Many opposed this, not wanting a bloody war so soon after 1812 and that Jackson was just after a second term. The split of the Democrat-Republicans,​ which had come so close the last few years, was almost becoming imminent. ​+Jackson seized on this idea with some relish. He had recently been mocked as a muddling President with no new ideas. A War with Spain would prove his critics wrong and finally ​protect ​the US on its Southern Flank. Or at least, that’s what Jackson believed. Pressure was placed upon Congress to begin a draft for war. Many opposed this, not wanting a bloody war so soon after 1812 and that Jackson was just after a second term. The split of the Democrat-Republicans,​ which had come so close the last few years, was almost becoming imminent. ​
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