The Great Depression in Florida
The land boom ended suddenly in 1926 when money and public trust ran out. The economy was damaged further by two serious hurricanes and a fruit fly invasion in citrus groves. Floridians already knew about hardship when the Great Depression descended on the nation in 1929.
From 1920 to the mid-1940s, Florida's government took steps to represent its citizens more fairly. Women gained the right to vote. A tax that had prevented poor people from voting was repealed. Changes in other election rules gave African Americans a greater opportunity to vote.
- The sea level was much lower 12,000 years ago, so the Florida _____ was twice the size that it is now.
- Spanish explorer _____ landed on Florida's east coast in 1513, and he called the area La Florida.
- During the Civil War, Northern ships tried to _____ supplies from coming and going.
- The _____ allowed Florida products, especially citrus, to be sent to northern markets.
- During the _____-American War in 1898, Florida was the base of U.S. efforts to help Cubans win freedom from Spanish rule.
- The _____ ended suddenly in 1926 when money and public trust ran out.
- Because of its mild weather and landscape, the state became a major _____ site for men and women in the military. Down
- In 1763, Britain took control of Florida and divided the land into _____ and West Florida.
- The territory's economy was based on agriculture, and enslaved blacks worked on numerous cotton and small farms.
- Indians from the Carolinas and Georgia, ancestors of today's and Miccosukee Indians, moved to Florida.
- _____ was a Seminole war leader who refused to leave his home in Florida.
- General Andrew _____ set up a new territorial government in 1821.
- In 1860, Florida and other southern states left the United States because of _____.
- After the Civil War, the U.S. government set up a policy called _____ in the South.
- _____ carried people, mail, and supplies along Florida rivers and to distant places.