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22 February 2007

Today in Florida history...

188 years ago today, the United States and Spain settled a boundary dispute with the signing of the Adams-Onis Treaty - formally titled the Treaty of Amity, Settlement, and Limits Between the United States of America and His Catholic Majesty, and also known as the Transcontinental Treaty of 1819, and sometimes the Florida Purchase Treaty. As part of this agreement, Spain ceded Florida to the United States.

3 comments:

thingfish23 said...

I refuse to believe it, what with the amount of Spanish I am subjected to on a daily basis here.

Floridacracker said...

It was a case of you can sell it now or we will take it from you. Spain saved face and settled some debts, and we gained the most special ground on the planet.

SophieMae said...

TF, I reckon! It's almost like another country down there.

FC, You can say that again! I just hope there's some of it left by the time our grandkids start blogging.