After the defeat of the American forces in the second Seminole war The Seminole Republic of Florida was founded on March 1st, 1842. The final battle was led by chief John’s horse and Osceola. The Seminole successfully defeated Zachary Taylor and Andrew Jackson. The nation was attacked in 1855 by U S government forces and the city of St Augustine FL was burned down. The seminal as a result built a series of forts across Florida. The Republic of Florida became a safe place for freed African slaves and native people who are kicked off of their land and forced to flee to Florida. In order to protect Florida from future invasion they create diplomatic ties with the Republic of Haiti and Mexico who are above against slavery. Following the outlawing of slavery in the United States in 1888 African Floridians could enter the United States without fear of enslavement. In 1942 Florida marked its 100. In1939 Florida declared war against Nazi Germany. The Republic of Florida became an economic powerhouse and the centre of tourism beginning in 1950s. As a result of the growth of the Kul Klux Klan in the 1930s many African Americans from the Deep South immigrated to Florida from the 1960s to 70s. By, 1988 Florida had the highest native and black population of any North American Republic.
In 1901 the 4 official languages of the Seminole Republic of Florida became Spanish, English, Mikasuki, Gullah