Much of the state is at or near sea level and is characterized by sedimentary soil. Florida is one of only two states that has a tropical climate, the other one is Hawaii and is the only continental U. It was a principal location of the Seminole Wars against the Native Americans, and racial segregation after the American Civil War.
Today, Florida is distinctive for its large Cuban expatriate community and high population growth, as well as for its increasing environmental issues.
This would be the first introduction of much of the English-derived legal system which Florida still has today including trial by jury, habeas corpus and county-based government.
As a result of these initiatives northeastern Florida prospered economically in a way it never did under Spanish administration.
Furthermore, the British governors were directed to call general assemblies as soon as possible in order to make laws for the Floridas and in the meantime they were, with the advice of councils, to establish courts.
The state's economy relies mainly on tourism, agriculture, and transportation, which developed in the late 19th century.
Florida is also renowned for amusement parks, orange crops, the Kennedy Space Center, and as a popular destination for retirees.
Florida culture is a reflection of influences and multiple inheritance; African, European, indigenous, and Latino heritages can be found in the architecture and cuisine.