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1777: An Act to Prevent Domestic Insurrections

Michael J. Crawford

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden: The Quaker Struggle to Free Slaves in Revolutionary North Carolina

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034706
eISBN:
9780813038346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034706.003.0014
Subject:
History, African-American History

Suspicious of the Quakers' Loyalist leanings and fearful of slave rebellion, the North Carolina government reacted in alarm when Friends began setting slaves free and introduced a law called the Act ... More


The Failure of Term Limits in Florida

Kathryn A. DePalo

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060484
eISBN:
9780813050744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060484.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Failure of Term Limits in Florida assesses the impact of term limitations on Florida’s state legislature and provides the theory and history behind the term limits movement. This book argues term ... More


Reapportionment:: Giving Clark Some Company

Chris Danielson

in After Freedom Summer: How Race Realigned Mississippi Politics, 1965-1986

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037387
eISBN:
9780813042350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037387.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the fourteen-year legal battle to create single-member districts in the state legislature and aid black candidates. When the MFDP began its lawsuit in 1965, Mississippi used ... More


Postwar Discontentments, 1783–1789

Sheldon S. Cohen

in Commodore Abraham Whipple of the Continental Navy: Privateer, Patriot, Pioneer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034331
eISBN:
9780813038322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034331.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

Abraham Whipple felt disappointment during the nonbelligerency years after the September 1783 passing of the Paris Peace Treaty, particularly because of the delays attributed to the legislature of ... More


Putting It Together, Part II

Mary E. Adkins

in Making Modern Florida: How the Spirit of Reform Shaped a New State Constitution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062853
eISBN:
9780813051802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062853.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Why did it take four legislative sessions spanning two years to pass the new Constitution and put it on the ballot? First, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the 1967 legislature unconstitutional and ... More


“Who Gets to Decide What Is Science?”

Brandon Haught

in Going Ape: Florida's Battles over Evolution in the Classroom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049434
eISBN:
9780813050409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049434.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

The fight over the new state science standards spilled over from the State Board of Education into the State Legislature in 2008 as bills requiring “academic freedom” were filed. Lengthy debates ... More


“Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea”

Brandon Haught

in Going Ape: Florida's Battles over Evolution in the Classroom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049434
eISBN:
9780813050409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049434.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter explains the origins of the evolution vs. creationism conflict in 1920s Florida, starting with famous anti-evolutionist William Jennings Bryan's motivations and activities. This chapter ... More


“A Spirit of Compromise and Conciliation”

Brandon Haught

in Going Ape: Florida's Battles over Evolution in the Classroom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049434
eISBN:
9780813050409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049434.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

In the aftermath of Hillsborough County mandating the inclusion of creationism to balance the teaching of evolution in classrooms, other counties now faced the dilemma of whether or not they should ... More


Introduction: The Campaign for Term Limits

Kathryn A. DePalo

in The Failure of Term Limits in Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060484
eISBN:
9780813050744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060484.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter provides the theory and history behind the term limits movement in Florida including an historical account of the campaign for the term limits amendment in 1992. This chapter discusses ... More


Change Comes to the Florida Legislature

Kathryn A. DePalo

in The Failure of Term Limits in Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060484
eISBN:
9780813050744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060484.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The major changes to the Florida Legislature over the last half century are summarized in chapter one. These include the effects of major population increases, the modernization and ... More


Term Limits and the Future of the Florida Legislature

Kathryn A. DePalo

in The Failure of Term Limits in Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060484
eISBN:
9780813050744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060484.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter eight suggests that term limits have opened up opportunities for those who want to serve because of numerical turnover. However, most of the interviewees—veterans of the legislative process ... More


“Be Thou Strong Therefore and Show Thyself a Man”: Georgia Volunteers, Colored, 1889–1895

Gregory Mixon

in Show Thyself a Man: Georgia State Troops, Colored, 1865-1905

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062723
eISBN:
9780813051697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062723.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

The chapter focuses on militia reorganization and the Georgia legislature’s debates over how to define the militia. The role of the militia both in Georgia and nationally was evolving and changing ... More


Florida Legislators: Locally Elected State Officials

David K. Twigg

in The Politics of Disaster: Tracking the Impact of Hurricane Andrew

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041889
eISBN:
9780813043890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041889.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Florida's legislators, elected from small districts, were well into the 1992 election cycle when Andrew struck. Primary races had focused on the September 1 election scheduled for eight days after ... More


Development and Demise of Rosewood

Edward González-Tennant

in The Rosewood Massacre: An Archaeology and History of Intersectional Violence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813056784
eISBN:
9780813053448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056784.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 2 presents a history of Rosewood beginning with a brief overview of previous research into the town’s past. Most of the research takes place in response to a statewide conversation in the ... More


The Old Constitutions

Mary E. Adkins

in Making Modern Florida: How the Spirit of Reform Shaped a New State Constitution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062853
eISBN:
9780813051802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062853.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After Florida’s explosive growth in the twentieth century, and fueled by the entry of World War II veterans into the professional ranks, there were many efforts to modernize Florida’s constitution ... More


The 1966 Constitution Revision Commission

Mary E. Adkins

in Making Modern Florida: How the Spirit of Reform Shaped a New State Constitution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062853
eISBN:
9780813051802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062853.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes how the Florida Constitution Revision Commission was created and formed; argues that the 1966 CRC was originally created as another Pork Chop gambit to retain power; and ... More


Building a Constitution’s Foundation

Mary E. Adkins

in Making Modern Florida: How the Spirit of Reform Shaped a New State Constitution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062853
eISBN:
9780813051802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062853.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the organization and early tasks of the Constitution Revision Commission: what principles were emphasized, what rules governed, the principal constitutional issues to be ... More


Drafting a Constitution, Drafting a Legislature

Mary E. Adkins

in Making Modern Florida: How the Spirit of Reform Shaped a New State Constitution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062853
eISBN:
9780813051802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062853.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The certified-question debates engaged the whole Constitution Revision Commission. The committees then met again, and each drafted the parts of the constitution that its work governed. The draft was ... More


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