East and West Florida<br />by Momoko Howell<br />
How it happened<br /> Florida was originally Spain’s territory. But in 1763, Spain had to give Florida to Britain. They had to give it to them because Spain helped France during the French and Indian War. Since France lost, Spain gave Florida to Britain.<br />
Florida is now Spain’s<br /> In 1783, Florida goes back from Britain to Spain. Britain owned Florida for 20 years, but was given back because Spain, France, and the U.S. won against Britain in the Revolutionary War. <br />
Facts<br /> After 1763, American Immigrants moved into West Forida. <br /> In 1810, the American settlers in West Florida rebelled. <br />
Independence<br /> American settlers declare independence from Spain. They rebelled or declared independence at this time because Napoleon was planning on becoming the emperor of Europe. He had already taken over France, and was trying to take over Spain, so the Spanish were focusing more of Spain then Florida. <br />
Florida, Part of the United States<br /> Spanish Minister Don Luis de Onis and Secretary of State John Quincy Adams sign the Florida Acquisition Treaty, giving Florida to the U.S. Spain gets sovereignty over Texas.<br />
Who gets What and Who loses What<br />Spain <br />Spain gets sovereignty over Texas.<br />Spain gives up Florida and the claims to the Pacific Northwest. <br />U.S.<br />The U.S. gets all of Florida. <br />The U.S. gives up $5 million. <br />
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