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Under Four Flags
- DeSoto with about 1,000 men entered the eastern boundary of the state.
- LaSalle descended the Mississippi River, taking possession of the adjacent
country in the name of the King of France, and named it Louisiana.
- Fort Rosalie was builit in 1716. A massacre by the Natchez Indians
occured in 1729.
- War between France and England resulted in France ceding to England that
portion of Louisiana lying east of the Mississippi River, except for New
- France, by a secret treaty, ceded to Spain all that portion of Louisiana
west of the Mississippi, and New Orleans and Mobile. France also
ceded to England all of Florida. The English divided Florida into
East and West Florida.
- Inducements in the form of liberal land grants were provided by the King
- Spain, as an ally of France, declared war against England. In the
treaty of 1783, England loses all the Floridas south of the 31st
parallel to Spain.
- The Spanish King ordered liberal grants.
- Treaty was signed with Spain.
- Col. Andrew Endicott hoisted an American flag on an eminence hear Fort
Panmure, within the present limits of the city of Natchez, and demanded
the surrender of Fort Panmure to the Americans. On 9 June the Spanish seized
an American Baptist minister. The people rose in arms, and within
a few hours, the Spanish authority in Natchez was virtually over thrown.
During this period, Congress erected the territory previously surrendered
by Spain, naming it the Mississippi Territory.
- Winthrop Sargent was appointed the first governor of the Mississippi
- Mississippi Statehood Convention held at Jefferson College, Washington,
Adams Co, Mississippi.
- Mississippi gains statehood.