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[FL] Timeline


1526: Spanish explorers bring enslaved Africans to Florida

1565-1763: First period of Spanish colonial administration

1704: Spain opens Florida territory to fugitive slaves from the English colonies

1763-1784: Great Britain controls Florida territory

1784-1821: Second period of Spanish colonial administration

1821: Adams-Oniƛ Treaty is signed; Florida becomes a U.S. territory

1822: Territorial assembly enacts black codes that define and regulate slavery

1827: Free blacks are forbidden entry into the Florida territory

1832: Miscegenation is outlawed in the Florida territory

1842: Free blacks are required to have guardians and to register with authorities

1845, March 3: Florida enters the Union as a slave state

1861, January 10: Florida secedes from the Union and joins the Confederacy

1865, May: The Civil War and slavery end

1868, June 25: Florida is readmitted to the Union

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