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Section 2: Exploring National Foundations


John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson both played critical, contradictory roles in the long, arduous saga of the accession of Florida which culminated in 1821 with the Adams-Onís treaty, a story which examines the development of republican sentiment on issues such as slavery, Indian relations, and foreign policy.

About the Author

Sam Aly is a senior history major from Pegram, Tennessee. In addition to working on Tenor of Our Times, Sam serves as an assistant copy editor for the Petit Jean yearbook and works in the office of the Department of History and Political Science. Sam has plans to teach English in Mito, Japan after graduating in May 2018. His long-term career goals include continuing to write and edit as he pursues his passion for language and storytelling.