What the heck is Specie? Short answer. Hard currency. President Andrew Jackson had specific ideas about how to handle the economy that were controversial, while maintaining good overall goals, i.e. to eliminate the national debt. However, one act, the executive order of the Specie Act, would not work out well, leading to economic failure in land speculation and the Panic of 1837.
There had been a good amount of disputes about the territory surrouding the Sante Fe Trail after the Republic of Texas had won its indepedence from Mexico. When Jacob Snively proposed retaliation against Mexican raids in San Antonio by stopping Mexico commerce caravans along the trial, the USA got involved, to protect USA citizens.
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