Florida: History and Modern Attractions of the 27th State in America

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Florida Florida joined the union in 1845 as the 27th state in America, soon after it was named the sunshine state. Discovered by the Spanish, Florida has natural beauty to die for. When instated into the union Florida faced turmoil within the government due to the issue of slavery. Today Florida has natural wonders as well as manmade wonders like Disney World and Universal Theme park. Florida’s education system is very strong as well. Florida has many universities with great academic programs and great students. With humble beginnings Florida has become the most popular state in America with its rich history and modern day beauty. Records show that life in Florida started with Juan Ponce de Leon in 1530. Between April 2nd and April 8th Ponce de Leon washed up on shore after a terrible ship wreck. In honor of Pasuda Florida Ponce de Leon named the area La Florida. The country of Spain loved the country of Florida and its scenic beauty though it was not the only one. A man named Jean Ribuat from Europe explored Florida near present day Jacksonville. It was not until 1845 that Florida became part of the United States with capital city, Tallahassee. When Florida was in the union the government and citizens faced problems right away with the issue of slavery. There were many white men that lived there and they depended on slavery for the money income. At the start of the civil war Florida was on the confederate side fighting for slavery. Due to the goods that the British got from Florida Britain supplied Florida with weapons and food for the soldiers. Thought the state fought hard in the civil war in the end the southern states lost leavening Florida in an economic dump. Plantation owners were left without any money ... ... middle of paper ... ...Disney World - The Largest Unofficial On-Line Guide to Disney World, Walt Disney World. Web. 14 May 2010. . We used this site to find information on Orlando Studios and its history. This site offers a lot of valuable things that were useful in our research efforts and when we needed to find facts on the theme park. “Walt Disney World History." WDWMAGIC.COM WDW, Walt Disney World News Rumors Photos Reviews Discussion Forum. Web. 14 May 2010. . On this site we found valuables information on Disney World and even Walt Disney himself. This site offers information on Walt Disney and why Disney World came to be. This site also gives a timeline on the Disney decade and how big of deal the opening was for the state of Florida

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