It has been said that the defiant patriotism of John Quincy Adams secured to the United States possession of Florida. It settled, after years of controversy, the long standing differences between Spain and this country. The student of history who takes the trouble to search for details of the many transactions and negotiations that resulted in the Florida provinces coming under the American flag will find that the skillful diplomacy of Adams resulted in settling for all time the sovereignty of Spain on the North American Continent.
"John Quincy Adams and Florida,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 5:
2, Article 6.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol5/iss2/6