Sunday, November 15, 2009
My thinking about FL since the research paper
Since working on the florida research paper, my thinking has changed a lot. I had no idea Florida was so unique, my thoughts on all the states joining together were sort of blurred and I rarely thought about the individual efforts and battles/issues of each individual state. So much went on in the acquisition of Florida, and the state has so many stories to tell. I was completely unaware of the efforts put in by so many people (mainly Jackson but others obviously involved too) to gain Florida for the United States. The research paper has changed my thinking a lot in that I have so much respect for the process of gaining florida and all the controversy that surrounded it.