Pensacola was part of Spanish Florida; and the first settlement here dates back to 1559. “Pensacola was the second oldest city in Spanish Florida.”1 The first settlement
After a month-long journey to the land of Florida, Menéndez de Avilés and his crew arrived in 1565 with the intention of claiming Florida for the Spanish crown. In order to achieve this, the crew established a settlement of their own, St. Augustine, in order to gain a foothold in Florida against the French forces that were competing to occupy it as well (“Pedro Menéndez De Avilés.”). The crew’s conflict with the French ended less than a month later with a decisive, brutal victory in Menéndez de Avilés’ favor, but St. Augustine would continue to flourish as the years went on. The settlement would provide Spain the type of stronghold they would need to maintain control over the region of Florida for years to come, which was
St. Juan Diego was born in 1474 in Cuautitlán, Mexico. In his early age, he and his family worked as farmers as the Spanish conquistadors arrived in Mexico. He grew up as an only child and lived a very simple life (Catholic Online). Although he did not grow up Catholic, he converted later in his life and became very strong in his faith. St. Juan Diego is one of the few people in history to have seen Our Lady of Guadalupe after her ascension. His feast day is December 9, the same day he first saw Our Lady of Guadalupe. He is a notable Catholic role model and teaches a great lesson on how to be strong in your faith.
Ocean City is proud of its dazzling white sand beaches as well as its temperate weather. It is also famous for the Boardwalk, the entertainment and shopping center here. The Boardwalk also houses a lot of the world 's well known players in hospitality industry. Here are a few of the deluxe Ocean City hotels and accommodations particularly found in Boardwalk.
Knowing the hydrology and hydrodynamics of an inlet is very beneficial to know when looking at various things in an ecosystem or establishment. From a biological aspect, the hydrology can affect phytoplankton biomass and composition in an estuary. From a coastal engineering aspect, knowing the hydrodynamics can help us better understand sediment transport. For this study, data from St. Augustine Inlet will be analyzed using various models such as CMS and ADCIRC. The ultimate goal for my thesis is to compare models to see which would suit best when looking at tidal inlets. St. Augustine Inlet is an important inlet
Top of the list is St. Augustine, which happens to be the oldest colonial town in the United States, as well as the first planned city and the first to use the “grid” as a settlement
The Battle of the Alamo is considered to be a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. Mexican president Antonio López de Santa Anna led an invasion in an effort to regain control over the area after insurgent army of Texan settlers and adventurers from the United States expelled all Mexican troops out of Mexican Texas. The battle of the Alamo has a lot of various myths and legends around it; thus, we are going to explore this historical event from various perspectives, dwelling on its most important moments.
Humans have free will, but God knows their fate. In Book V of the City of God, Saint Augustine discusses the matter of fate and free will pertaining to having a relationship with God. Within that section of the text he makes many statements about how humans have the freedom to make their own choices, but God ultimately knows the outcome. Logically, this make sense. If God created everything, then this would mean He has created everything in the past, present and future. As a result, he is aware of the choices and events that will be made by humanity. But how does Saint Augustine know that humans have free will? Evidence of this comes both from the text and The Holy Bible, specifically the book of John and 1 Corinthians. However, it is reasonable
The landscape of south Florida (Everglades) was shaped by the extreme climate and drastic sea-level change during the Pleistocene Epoch, also known as the Ice Age. Sea levels were as much as 300 feet lower and as much as 100 feet higher than today. Even though glacial ice never stretched down as far as south Florida, the effects of remote glaciation are indisputable. As the giant glaciers in the north progressed and departed, the Florida peninsula emerged and submerged (sea-levels responded by falling and rising). As the Ice Age came to an end, sea-levels rose, FL. Shrank in size, the climate became much more wet causing habitats to change.
Since 1801, when Thomas Jefferson was sworn into presidency, Americans had become attracted to expansion. Their determination to expand is what led to the Louisiana Purchase, which doubled the nation’s size. Even long after Jefferson, Americans desired more land; especially lands of the west. On April 25, 1846, the Mexican-American War began giving them the states of California and Texas. The Mexican-American war brought forth six . Three primary wars included the Battle of Palo Alto, the Battle of Monterey, and the Battle of Mexico City; these battles would only last for two years until the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed (February 2, 1848) .
The Civil War began on April 12,1861 and ended on April 9, 1865. This four year battle had more than 50 major battles occurred during this tragic time in history. On March 6, 1862 - March 8, 1862 an important battle took place that left the Union Army with a good strategical position for the rest of the war. This battle was fought in Pea Ridge, Arkansas. This battle is known as the The Battle of Pea Ridge. This key battle of the Civil War was led by General Samuel R. Curtis of the Union and General Earl Van Dorn of the Confederates.
Beyond the unforgettable skyline of Jacksonville's downtown district, you will find a world of historic homes, moss-draped oaks, riverfront cafes, quaint century old neighborhoods, and beautiful beaches. The diversity and splendor of Florida's most expansive city is only matched in richness by the quality of life it is able to offer its residents.
Looking back on the years leading up to Florida statehood, it is tempting to believe that the outcome was inevitable and to ignore the disagreements that occurred at the time. This view forms the myth of the “Old South” which was imagined as being stable and lacking any significant changes or crises. Documents written at the time along with books such as Creating an Old South contradict this view and reveal a number of divisive issues, including geographic divisions and disagreement over the ultimate fate of Indians that reveal that the idea of an unchanging South was just an illusion with no basis in reality. The author of the book Creating an Old South, Edward E Baptist, does a very effective job when it comes to addressing the main thesis
The author provided all the sources in the chapter, as part of the chapter. This makes it very convenient for researchers. An interesting aspect is that she gives details about the people that are making the history in Saint Joseph. In Book I, she chronicled Florida from the time of the first known exploration in 1498 and mapped in 1513, until the height of Saint George’s boom in 1840. She also gives remarkable detail about the development of the “Twin Cities” of Saint George and Apalachicola. As she describes the events that shaped Saint Joseph, she also described much of the politics that affected the region. For instance, she covered, in detail, Florida’s first Constitutional Convention, and Saint Joseph Times owner Peter Gautier’s election to the Florida House of Representatives then subsequently to Speaker of the House. She also included railroad and ship fares, store and shipping receipts. The author even included some of the recreational side of Saint Joseph with documents about hunting and fishing excursions, horse racing, and night life. A very real aspect that relates to modern times.
Miami Dade College is the nations largest institution of higher education. Two million people have attended the college since its doors first opened in 1960. Today Miami Dade College has expanded all across south Florida with 8 main campuses and 23 outreach centers. Miami Dade College is the most diverse institution with a student body representing 185 nations and speaking 94 languages. It also has an average of 165,000 students enrolled. Minorities make up 80 percent of the student body. Miami Dade College has earned its reputation by its response to the community it serves.