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1. The population of Florida consists of
2. The Everglades in Florida are known
for its animals which include the
panther, alligator, and manatee.
3. Juan Ponce de Leon was the first
recorded explorer in the state. He
arrived in 1513. He referred to the
state as La Florida.
4. The state became a state in 1845.
5. Florida was the location for a majority
of the Seminole War between
European settlers and Native
6. The state is recognized for its water
sports, golf, and other outdoor sports
7. According to researchers the Paleo
Indian Tribes were the original
inhabitants of the state. By the time
records were created for the United
States, the state was inhabited by
Timucua, Apalachee, Tocobaga, Ais,
and Calusa Indian Tribes.
8. The European settler, Arellano
constructed a colony in the late
1500s. Due to massive hurricanes the
settlers left the peninsula until the late
9. Many African slaves fled to Florida
to acquire freedom. Through the
Spanish Crown the slaves became
Roman Catholic and they then
settled within St Augustine.
10. Americans moved into colonies
within Florida after the Treaty of
Versailles. Through land grants they
were allowed to settle within the then
Spanish owned property.
11. In basic the Adams Onis Treaty
allowed American claim of Florida
after they renounced their claim to
12. The Indian Removal Act was official in
1830, which allowed the government
to remove Native Americans from
Florida by any means necessary.
13. The Treaty of Payne’s Landing
allowed Native Americans to settle
within lands beyond the Mississippi
River with the agreement that they
would leave Florida without further
attacks. The treaty led to the Second
14. According to statistics, the federal
government spent up to $40 million
on the Second Seminole War. The war
was not successful and only led to a
third war against Native Americans.
The wars were unsuccessful.
15. After the Civil War, the Reconstruction
led to stricter provision that
disfranchised numerous African
Americans and Caucasian
individuals who were poor. These
provisions were literacy tests, poll
taxes, and even strict residency
16. The population of Florida did not
experience a large boom until mid
20th century. The economy was
crippled due to boll weevils that
destroyed cotton crops.
Things to do and see
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4400 Rickenbacker Causeway Miami, FL
Enjoy a trip to the Miami Seaquarium where
you will find sea treasures that include
both dolphins and whales. Attend the
educational programs and learn about all
of the world’s sea creatures or swim with the
Miami Science Museum and
(305) 646-4269, Miamisci.org
3280 South Miami Avenue Miami, FL
Discover the world of science at the
Miami Science Museum and Planetarium.
Upcoming events include: Kitchen
Chemistry Day, MiaSci Spring Camp, the
Brain Fair and Miami Science Museum
Coral Gables Merrick House
Coralgables.com • 907 Coral Way Coral
Upcoming cultural shows at Coral Gables
Merrick House include: Jazz in the Gables,
A Musical Journey, Florida’s International
University’s Big Band, and the Seraphic Fire
and Firebird Chamber Orchestra.