To Floridians, the admission of their state to the Union is an event in which interest arises as a matter of course from local and state pride and from general historical awareness of the times and circumstances. To Iowans, the event is of similar interest because of the pairing of the two states in the same act of admission. To the historically minded in general, the occasion provides a convenient focus for reconsidering some of the chief crosscurrents of national politics in the 1840's.
Doty, Franklin A.
"Florida, Iowa, and the National "Balance of Power," 1845,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 35
, Article 6.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol35/iss1/6