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View Poll Results: Florida or Virginia?
Florida 38 44.71%
Virginia 47 55.29%
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:37 PM
 
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You know exactly what he was trying to say, Virginia has more US history than Florida.
And I am saying Florida's history goes further back. Do you have a problem with that?
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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And I am saying Florida's history goes further back. Do you have a problem with that?

lol ok, this just proves Florida's education is inferior.
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:52 PM
 
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He was talking about US history, why did you bring up St. Augustine?
Because Saint Augustine was indeed the first European settlement in what is now known as the "United States" and it also holds the Oldest port in the continental United States, for that it does indeed bring up a huge significant influence in this country.
Virginia has plenty of well known History i wont ague but if you do some research Florida is just around or maybe even slightly ahead...

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Old 06-28-2009, 08:57 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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lol ok, this just proves Florida's education is inferior.
Well St. Augustine, FL is the oldest city in the country and Cortes came to FL in search of the fountain of youth during the 1500s, so it does have very old history, but it was never really established like other states did during the 1700s-1800s. Population growth in FL never really started until the popular use of Air Conditioning around the 50s-60s.. I'm not saying people weren't moving and living there before that, but it definitely didn't have a population of 18 million like it has now; more like 1 or 2 million.
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:59 PM
 
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lol ok, this just proves Florida's education is inferior.
That fact that you are a teacher and don't know the historical significance of St Augustine is sad at best. I hope you are teaching math or science. Anything but history or english comprehesion.
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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That fact that you are a teacher and don't know the historical significance of St Augustine is sad at best. I hope you are teaching math or science. Anything but history or english comprehesion.

I'm saying Virginia has more of a significant history than places in Florida. You're comparing one small city in Florida to a big state. Ever hear of colonial Williamsburg too? As a matter of fact, I'm a history minor
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:09 PM
 
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I'm saying Virginia has more of a significant history than places in Florida. You're comparing one small city in Florida to a big state. Ever hear of colonial Williamsburg too? As a matter of fact, I'm a history minor
No, you were calling me stupid by referencing the education I recieved from my state for stating that Florida's history goes back before Virginia's which is a FACT. Now I see why you are a history MINOR.
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:11 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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St Augustine FL was before Jamestown
This is true. St Augustine has a long interesting history. Most of the Spanish colony in Florida was a failure and was uninhabited --- probably because of the threat of British (and even French and Dutch) attack. The area around the St Augustine forts was the only refugee.

But what about the other 95% of Florida? I hope you do not think you can compare it to Virginia!
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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No, you were calling me stupid by referencing the education I recieved from my state for stating that Florida's history goes back before Virginia's which is a FACT. Now I see why you are a history MINOR.
lol because I CHOSE to be a history minor. You get nowhere in life with a history major. But then again you probably don't know that, because I have a feeling you're in HS.
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:12 PM
 
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I'm saying Virginia has more of a significant history than places in Florida. You're comparing one small city in Florida to a big state. Ever hear of colonial Williamsburg too? As a matter of fact, I'm a history minor
I think you may mean Jamestown, since it was settled & established before Williamsburg. And I believe there is some kind of Spanish castle in Florida that dates back to the 1500s.
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