The History of Florida continued
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     Spain controlled Florida until 1763. England had captured Havana s0 Spain traded Florida to England to regain Havana.
     England divided Florida into East and West Florida. The two Florida's were too poor and weak to take a position in the Revolution in 1776. In 1783 the tables were turned and the Spanish captured Nassau, so England traded Florida back to the Spanish. Spain sold Florida to the US in 1821.
     The US appointed General Andrew Jackson as provisional governor and he divided Florida into the above shown two counties.


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