The reason for the large amount of Cubans in Florida goes all the way back to 1763, when
England acquired Florida from Spain, and many Floridians escaped to Cuba. Families that
entered the country received thirty-three acres of land and a black slave that helped them settle
on the island. Also, most Cubans don't know that Cubans participated on their side during the
American Revolutuion. (Pando, 1).
The political conditions have caused many Cubans to flee and come to America. Because of that
many of them end up settling in Florida because of the location, proximity. It is exactly because Cuba's
location just 90 miles from the Florida Keys its modern history has always been influenced by the
United States (Pando, 2).
he United States and the Cuban Revolution
Fidel Castro's triumphant march into Havana on January 8, 1959, concluded an insurrection that
he and a handful of rebels had initiated only twenty-five months earlier. The overwhelming majority of
the Cuban people recognized Castro as a revolutionary hero, who despite tremendous odds had
defeated the corrupt and brutal dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. (Masud- Piloto, 19).
The rebel leader promised social, economic and political reforms and his people egaerly awaited those
The United States, the initial public reaction to Castro's victory was favorable and hopeful.
Most major newspapers provided front-page coverage of the events and high praise for Castro's
accomplishments. The New York Times: “One other thing must be said this is an aknowledgement to
extraordinary young man, Fidel Castro, who fought against such heavy odds with such tenacity,
bravery, and intelligence ever since his pathetically weak band of youths landed in Oriente Province on
December 2, 1956. A great burden now falls on his shoulders, and a task harder in its way than the
stuggle for liberty that has now ended. The American people will...