After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War
Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.
1900 · Gold for Cash!
This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
French: of uncertain origin; possibly a variant of French Godier, from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements god, got ‘god’ + hari, heri ‘army’.