President John Tyler, on March 3, 1845, signed the bill admitting Florida into the Union as a state. The bill had passed the House of Representatives on February 13 and the Senate on March 1. The twenty-seventh star in the American flag belongs to Florida.
Society, Florida Historical
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 73:
4, Article 3.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol73/iss4/3