Includes an examination of the powers and duties of the executive branch, biographies of the Governor and Cabinet members, including past governors, information on executive departments and agencies, protocol, and assorted executive trivia.
Contains an overview of Florida’s judicial system and information about its courts, Supreme Court, and judicial milestones.
Focuses on the people who shape Florida’s laws and how their work is done, including subjects like the budget, reapportionment, the powers of the House and Senate, notable legislation, and assorted trivia.
Contains a history of the state constitution and constitutional amendments as well as a look at Florida’s Sunshine Laws, local government structure, voter registration, and elections and results.
Includes information about Florida’s geography, climate, wildlife, and resources, with a closer examination of its freshwater resources, the Everglades, and exotic plant and animal species.
Examines Florida’s population statistically and culturally by exploring state symbols, sports and pastimes, education, literature, and exceptional individuals.
Includes an overview of the state’s economic history, assorted statistics, and a closer look at specific topics such as citrus production, truck crops, livestock, minerals, and tourism.
Follows the story of Florida from exploration to the space age, including focused essays on significant places and periods.
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