La Florida(Flowery Land) Población: 19.317.568 Capital: Tallahassee Moneda: dólar Economía: manufactura, turismo, productos de frutas, pesca comercial, electrónica. *90 miles from Cuba
Ponce de Leon – 1513He led the first Europeanexpedition to Florida, which henamed. He is associated with thelegend of the Fountain of Youth,reputed to be in Florida.1513- Spanish explorer, Juan Poncede Leon landed near (present day)St. Augustine, named it La Florida,and claimed it for Spain
Important Dates(1565) Spanish established St. Augustine, first permanentEuropean settlement1700s(1763) Britain gained control in exchange for Havana,Cuba(1781) Spanish captured Pensacola(1783) Spanish troops repossessed Florida(1785-1795) Spain relinquished St. Augustine and Pensacola toEngland1800s(1803) United States claimed West Florida and Pensacolaas part of Louisiana Purchase(1813) Andrew Jackson captured Pensacola(1818) General Jackson fought Seminole Indians(1822) Unified government of Florida established; William Duvalfirst Territorial Governor(1830-1840) Population boomed, settlers arrived
(1837) General Zachary Taylor commanded forces against Seminolesat Lake Okeechobee(1842)Second Seminole War ended with many Indians dead, the restforced out of Florida(1845)Florida became 27th state
Walt Disney World• The resort opened on October 1, 1971 with the Magic Kingdom as its only theme park, and has since added Epcot (1982), Disneys Hollywood Studios (1989), and Disneys Animal Kingdom (1998).
CulturaFlorida culture is a reflection of influences and multipleinheritance; Native American, European American, Hispanic andAfrican American heritages can be found in the architecture andcuisine.
Daytona• Daytona International Speedway is a race track in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States. Since opening in 1959, it has been the home of the Daytona 500, the most prestigious race in NASCAR.
Largest metropolitan areas in FloridaRank Metropolitan area Population• 1 Miami 5,564,635• 2 Tampa Bay 2,783,243• 3 Orlando 2,134,411• 4 Jacksonville 1,345,596• 5 N.Port–Bradenton 702,281
Pro Sports Club League Venue Championships Sun Life National FootballMiami Dolphins Stadium (Miami 2 (1972, 1973) League Gardens) National American AirlinesMiami Heat Basketball 2 (2006, 2012) Arena (Miami) Association Major League MarlinsMiami Marlins 2 (1997, 2003) Baseball Park (Miami) National Hockey BankAtlanticFlorida Panthers 0 League Center (Sunrise)Tampa Bay National Football Raymond James 1 (2003)Buccaneers League Stadium (Tampa) Tropicana Major LeagueTampa Bay Rays Field (St. 0 Baseball Petersburg)Tampa Bay National Hockey Tampa Bay Times 1 (2004)Lightning League Forum (Tampa) National AmwayOrlando Magic Basketball 0 Center (Orlando) Association EverBankJacksonville National Football Field (Jacksonville 0Jaguars League )
Miami• is a major center and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade and is nicknamed the "Capital of Latin America", is the second- largest U.S. city (El Paso, Texas) with a Spanish-speaking majority, and the largest city with a Cuban-american plurality.
Pit BullArmando ChristianPérez (born January 15,1981) is an Americanrapper, songwriter, andrecord producer.
Miami Sound MachineGloria Estefan - She has wonseven Grammy Awards and is themostsuccessful crossover performer inLatin music to date.
La Revolución de Cuba• Triggered Cuban migration to Florida in the 1950’s.• About 350,000 Cuban entered Florida then.• The revolution began in July 1953, and finally ousted Batista on 1 January 1959, replacing his regime with Castros revolutionary government. Castros government later reformed along communist lines, becoming the present Communist Party of Cuba in October 1965 Ernesto "Che" Guevara Fidel Castro
Pequeña HavannaLittle Havana is noted as acenter ofsocial, cultural, and politicalactivity in Miami. Itsfestivals, including the CalleOcho Festival, ViernesCulturales/CulturalFridays, the Three KingsParade and others, havebeen televised to millions ofpeople every year ondifferent continents.
La ComidaEl Sandwich Cubano -Es muy popularingredient(s):Cuban bread,ham, roasted pork, Swisscheese, pickles, mustard,sometimes salamiLas Cruquetas – bocadillasfried food roll.El Flan – un postre muydulce.
Interesting Facts• No state income tax• Tourism is most important part of economy• More than 40 million tourists visit each year• Population has grown over 40% the last 30 years (Think of potential problems this can cause?)• Guayabera shirts are very popular in Florida