Fast Florida History

Florida Citrus


The orange has become a well-known part of Florida’s identity. But how did citrus take root in the state? This video looks at the early history and lasting impact of citrus on the Sunshine State


British Florida


Did you know that Florida was once a British colony? For 20 years, the British tried to turn Florida into a thriving colony. This episode explores the British experience in the south and discusses the role of Floridians during the American Revolutionary War.


Florida During the Civil War


The American Civil War erupted out of a national struggle over slavery and the rights of states to protect that institution. Florida was one of the first states to leave the Union and join the Confederacy. This video looks at the causes and impacts of America’s Civil War in Florida.


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