territorial florida

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On March 10, 1821, President James Monroe appointed General Andrew Jackson to take possession of Florida and gave him the full powers of governor. Jackson accepted the office only on the condition that he could resign as soon as the territorial government was organized.(1) On July 17, 1821, Spain transferred Florida to the United States, and Jackson sent his resignation to the president in November. In all, Andrew Jackson visited Florida only three times: in 1814 during the War of 1812, …

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…these groups signaled the end of their independence and political control. The frontier farmer was also poor, but quite proud of his subsisting way of life. His menu came from the crops and livestock of his labor, supplemented only by a weekend outing to town or a fishing trip to a lake or the shore. The small farmers survived the Civil War and rebuilt the South long after the strength of the plantation society collapsed.