Book/Printed Material Iowa-Florida Act.

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Title

  • Iowa-Florida Act.

Summary

  • In December 1838, delegates from the Territory of Florida met in the town of Saint Joseph to adopt a constitution, a necessary step toward becoming a state. It was not until March 3, 1845, however, that both houses of the United States Congress approved "An Act For The Admission of the States of Iowa and Florida Into The Union." Florida was to be admitted to the union as a slave state and Iowa as a free state, thereby preserving the delicate political balance within the U.S. Senate between free and slave states. With passage of the act, Florida immediately became the 27th state of the union. A note at the end of this document states: "March 5th, 1845. A true copy from the roll in this department."

Contributor Names

  • United States Congress Creator.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1845.

Subject Headings

  • -  United States of America--Florida
  • -  United States of America--Iowa
  • -  1845
  • -  Constitutions
  • -  Politics and government
  • -  Statehood (American politics)

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 7 pages.
  • -  Original resource at: State Library and Archives of Florida.
  • -  Content in English.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021667638

Online Format

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  • pdf
  • image

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United States Congress Creator. Iowa-Florida Act. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 1845] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667638/.

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United States Congress Creator. (1845) Iowa-Florida Act. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667638/.

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United States Congress Creator. Iowa-Florida Act. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 1845] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667638/>.