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The Florida Conquest
This week in history, the Florida Purchase treaty was signed, making Florida a part of the United States and creating the border between the US and what is now Mexico. Take the quiz to learn more.
1. Which future president signed the Florida Purchase Treaty on February 22, 1819, while serving as secretary of state?
   John Quincy Adams
   John Kerry
   Henry Clay
   James Monroe
   John Adams
2. In what city did Spain begin its colonization of Florida?
   Sanibel
   Miami
   Havana
   Augusta
   St. Augustine
3. Who led the first expedition to Florida in 1513?
   De Soto
   Columbus
   Vasco da Gama
   Ponce de Leon
   Verrazano
4. Spain lost Florida to what country in the French and Indian War?
   France
   Portugal
   Great Britain
   United States
   Ireland
5. Acting largely of his own volition, which future president led an unauthorized invasion of Spanish Florida in late 1817?
   John Quincy Adams
   Andrew Jackson
   James Monroe
   Zachary Taylor
   John Tyler
6. The United States purchased Florida at what cost?
   No cost
   $100,000
   $9 million
   $15 million
   Cuba
7. Who was first U.S. military governor of Florida?
   Andrew Jackson
   John Quincy Adams
   James Monroe
   John Calhoun
   Henry Clay
8. What year was Florida admitted to the Union?
   1821
   1830
   1845
   1861
   1890
9. Florida had been divided into two territories, east and west. Tallahassee was established as the new capital because it was halfway between the East Florida capital of St. Augustine and the West Florida capital where?
   Sanibel
   Osceola
   Miami
   St. Petersburg
   Pensacola
10. Who brought oranges to Florida?
   Spain
   No one
   Britain
   Portugal
   France



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