James Monroe


What state did Monroe acquire from Spain?

President Monroe obtained what is now the state of Florida from Spain in February 1819 under the Adams-Onis Treaty. The treaty was named after U.S. Secretary of State John Quincy Adams and Spanish foreign minister Luis de Onis. Under the treaty, Spain ceded Florida to the United States and the two countries set the southern borders of the United States and established that U.S. territory extended out to the Pacific Ocean.


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