2 Growing U.S. ThreatBernardo de Galvez, the governor of Spanish Louisiana, fought with the U.S. against Great Britain.Galvez aided the United States in its Revolution.In 1783 the United States earned it’s independence and was quickly growingU.S. settlers pushed into Spanish territory without permission in Louisiana and East TexasLouisiana let the foreigners inTexas put troops at Nacogdoches to keep them outAs the United States population grew Spain grew anxious
3 Louisiana PurchaseIn 1800 France forced Spain to return Louisiana to themFrance quickly sold it to the United States for $15 million in 1803This is called the Louisiana Purchase and it doubled the size of the U.S.
5 Border Disputes The Spanish were alarmed by the Louisiana Purchase The U.S. now bordered SpainDisputes arose over the boundaries of LouisianaU.S. officials thought that the western border of Louisiana went to the Rio Grande and included all of TexasThe Spanish disagreed
6 Border Disputes Spain began massing troops in East Texas After the Zebulon Pike report, the U.S. gained great interest in TexasIn 1806 Spanish Lt. Colonel Simon de Herrera met General James Wilkinson, commander of U.S. forces in Louisiana
8 Agreement They agreed to make the disputed territory neutral Both nations would stay out of this Neutral Ground until diplomats could meet and set an official borderDespite the agreement, settlers and outlaws entered the Neutral GroundIn 1819 Spain and the United States signed the Adams- Onis Treaty, setting the boundaries between their territoriesUnited States gave up claims to TexasSpain gave up Florida