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  • Treaty signed ceding the Floridas from Spain to the United States Today in Florida History February 22, 1819 - Secretary Of State John Quincy Adams and Spanish minister Luis de Onís signed the Adams-Onís Treaty, also known as the Transcontinental Treaty, ceding the Floridas to the United States on this date. After the American Revolution, Spain received the Florida colonies back from Britain and almost immediately, tension along the border with the newly independent United States of America began...Read more

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