Probably not one American in a hundred knows anything about the short-lived Republic of West Florida (1810), which extended east from the Mississippi River and along the Gulf Coast to the Perdido River. This venture, born of low-level filibuster and high-level intrigue, illustrates the same ingrained American propensity for land grabbing so evident in other U.S. territorial acquisition.
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