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territory
a place owned and governed by a country
What affect did slavery have on Florida's statehood?
Slavery stopped Florida's admission to the United States until a compromise was reached between representatives of the free states and slave states in Congress.
census
an official count of the population
Statehood for Florida:
The Twenty-Seventh State: Chapter 5 - Lesson 4
pg. 218 - 223
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What did David Levy Yulee do to encourge Florida's admission to the United States?
David Levy Yulee wrote ...
- letters,
- made speeches on the benefits of statehood, and
- helped write a plan of government (a constitution) to encourage the admission of Florida to the United States.
What did Florida's constitution state?
The constitution stated ....
- Florida voters would elect a governor every four years, and
- the government would work with a group of elected officials in the state legislature.
Who was David Levy Yulee?
David Levy Yulee, 1810 - 1886,
spent most of his adult life ...
- guiding Florida's growth by building the first cross-state railroad and by
-serving as territorial representative in the United States Congress.
Why were the free states against admitting Florida to the United States?
The free states did not want Florida admitted as a slave state because...
- the Southern states would have more votes in Congress.
Who voted in Florida in 1838?
White Men, over 21 years of age, were the only people allowed to vote in 1838, in Florida.
compromise
A compromise is ...
- an agreement in which each side gives up some things it wants in order to get other things.
Why did it take so long for Congress to decide whether to let Florida become a state?
The free states (Northern) did not want Florida admitted as a slave state because the Southern states would have more votes in Congress. So the Northern states blocked Florida's admission.
What views toward statehood did East Floridians hold?
- East Floridians were against statehood.
- They wanted to wait until the territory had enough people to form two states.
- If Florida could be admitted as two states, the voters in the Southern states would have more votes in Congress.
- East Floridians were against the cost of statehood.
What is a slave state?
A slave state...
- is a state that allows slavery.
Who was most responsible for Florida's admission to the United States?
David Levy Yulee was most responsible for Florida's admission to the United States.
When did Florida become a state?
Florida became the twenty-seventh state, on March 3, 1845.

President John Tyler signed the papers after a compromise was reached between Northern free states and Southern slave states.
What views toward statehood did West Floridians hold?
West Floridians were undecided about statehood.
- Some wanted to become part of Alabama, while others supported single statehood.
- West Floridians did not want new taxes, but did want to have votes in congress.
Was Florida a slave state?
Yes, Florida's new consitution stated the legislature could not pass any laws freeing slaves thus making it a slave state.
delegate

representative
a person chosen to speak and act for others
What is a free state?
A free state is ...
- a state that does not allow slavery.
self-sufficient
being able to do almost everything for yourself, with little help from others
What compromise affected Florida's admission to the Unites States?
Northern states did not want Florida admitted as a slave state because Southern states would have more votes in Congress. By admitting Florida, a slave state, and Iowa, a free state, to the United States at the same time, the two sides reached a compromise.
constitution
a written plan for government
How would statehood affect Florida in the United States Congress?
Statehood would allow Florida voters to ...
- choose their own leaders and
- have more representatives in Congress to vote.
legislature
a group that makes laws for a state