This Day in History

Florida Becomes the 27th State of the United States

On March 3rd, 1845, Florida becomes the 27th state of the United States, after being a territory for more than two hundred years. Its admission marked a significant expansion of the country’s southeastern region.

Texas Joins the United States

The Lone Star State became a part of the United States on December 29th, 1845, as Texas was admitted to the Union. Its annexation sparked tensions that eventually led to the Mexican-American War.