Written history begins with the arrival of Europeans to Florida; the
Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León in 1513 made the first records.
The state was the first mainland realm of the United States to be
settled by Europeans. Thus, 1513 marked the beginning of the
American Frontier. From that time of contact, Florida has had many
waves of immigration, including French and Spanish settlement
during the 16th century, as well as entry of new Native American
groups migrating from elsewhere in the South, and free blacks and
fugitive slaves, who became known as Black Seminoles. Florida was
under colonial rule by Spain and Great Britain during the 18th and
19th centuries before becoming a territory of the United States in
1822. Two decades later, in 1845, Florida was admitted to the union
as the 27th US state. Since the 19th century, immigrants have
arrived from Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia.
Florida’s Capital Is Tallahassee. It is located in the
upper east end of the state. Other big city’s would be
Miami, Orlando, Tampa, St. Augustine and
Landmark And National Park Of
Kennedy Space Center
Climate Of Florida
The climate of the north and central parts of the US
state of Florida is humid subtropical. South Florida has
a tropical climate. There is a defined rainy season
from June through September, which are the months
most at risk of landfalling tropical cyclones.
Thunderstorms lead to several lightning-strike deaths
per year statewide. Florida is one of the most
tornado-prone states in the United States. During mid
summer, dust emanating from Africa affects the
state, turning skies white and decreasing air quality.