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How did Florida became a US state?

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December 13, 2015 7:31PM

In 1845, Florida entered the US as the 27th US State. When foreign claims of the land were paid to Spain, the American population grew. The state prospered because of the farmlands that produced a large amount of fruit and vegetable products. Native Tribe uprisings were quelled by federal forces.