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jQuery: Change html of element added with append()

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Using jQuery, how can I add text to an element I add using append?

Can this be done with one line?

In the example below, the text is NOT added to the paragraph that is created with append()

<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
<script type="text/javascript">

$(document).ready(function() {
  $('div').append('<p />').html('This text should in inside the p with a red background');

<style type="text/css">

div {
margin: 50px auto;
padding: 30px;
border: 1px solid #000;
background: #aaaaff;
width: 500px;

p {
width: 200px;
background: #ffaaaa;
margin: 50px auto;
padding: 30px;
border: 1px solid red;




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