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A New Nation

Florida Becomes Part of the United States

A New Nation<BR>(1776-1830)
A New Nation

Florida Becomes Part of the United States
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 8 to 12
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   9.7

     challenging words:    guerilla, happening, settling, tactics, british, interesting, eventually, method, series, originally, continent, army, treaty, subject, defend, original
     content words:    United States, North America, Native American, Central America, South America, Native Americans, Saint Augustine, African Americans, Since Florida, North American

Florida Becomes Part of the United States
By Sharon Fabian

1     America is a big place! While the United States was forming on the east coast of North America, many other interesting things were happening in other parts of America.
2     Native American tribes were continuing with their traditional ways of life in parts of North, South, and Central America. In some places, they were battling with settlers in conflicts that gradually took away more and more of their land.
3     Spanish explorers were settling many parts of North, Central, and South America. They claimed huge expanses of land for Spain.
4     British, Native American, and Spanish settlers all met in Florida. Conflicts that spread over many years eventually led to the United States taking over Florida from the Spanish settlers and from the Native Americans.
5     Spanish settlers had been in Florida since the 1500s, when Ponce de Leon began the first permanent European settlement in the United States at Saint Augustine. As the United States spread from the original thirteen colonies down the east coast, settlers who were originally from England and other European countries moved into Florida too. African Americans who escaped from slavery began new lives in Florida. Since Florida was not part of the United States, they were safer there.

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