West Florida

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West Florida

A historical region of the southeast United States extending west from the Florida Panhandle to the Mississippi River. In 1810, US settlers overthrew the Spanish colonial government at Baton Rouge and established the short-lived Republic of West Florida, which was annexed by the United States three months later.
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Probably not one American in a hundred knows anything about the short-lived Republic of West Florida (1810).
Plans were made to take Mobile and Pensacola from the Spaniards--naturally, Reuben Kemper figured prominently in this scheme--and thus to incorporate the eastern part of the Spanish province into the newborn Republic of West Florida (Sterkx and Thompson 1961, 382-85; Cox 1918, 457).
The rise and tall of the Republic of West Florida presents us with few genuine heroes.
His actions in regard to the Republic of West Florida wrote a sorry chapter in the life of someone better remembered as a man of high principle, a champion of freedom, and the Father of the U.
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