How Florida Got Its Shape (3) tv-g Play video Select your TV provider to log in to have full access to videos Select your TV provider See all providers Don't see your TV provider? Learn more You can access this video on the free HISTORY® apps. *You must verify your TV provider towatch this video on the App Your Parental Control settings do not allow you to view this content. How Florida Got Its Shape (3 min) tv-g Florida was once Spanish and much larger. Its panhandle stretched from the Savannah River to the Mississippi, but, over time, the Spanish relinquished land and the entire area came under American control.