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1821 – Florida Becomes Part of the United States

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Florida’s entry into the United States.  As a result of the Adams-Onís (or Transcontinental) Treaty, the two Spanish colonies of East and West Florida were transferred from Spain to the United States and became a single American territory, initially with twin capitals…

Florida in 1821 – A Small but Diverse Population – by James Cusick

  The new territory of Florida entered the American Union with a population that still represented the core of its colonial population under Spain.  Although American settlers would quickly migrate to Florida in search of land – the population rose from 8,000 people to 34,730 in just 10 years –…