Voyagers to the West - Study Guide Book 4, Chapter 13 Gulf and Delta Summary & Analysis

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West Florida differed from East Florida in a number of ways. First, the colony was adjacent to Spain's territory of the trans-Mississippi west. Since Spain had acquired this land from France, there was reason to think that the settlers established there might be willing to come into British territory to help settle the new province. The proximity to Spanish land also meant that the government was more likely to invest in garrisons, roads and population growth. That the land was also obscure and unglamorous meant that land speculators had little interest in acquiring land there, and less of the land became tied up in absentee grants. The land mass in West Florida was also more ample with greater accessibility and better land than in East Florida.

Military commanders were the first to inspect the province, when they took over...

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