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Chapter 3. From Frontier to Statehood. Mississippi: After the French and Indian War:. After the French and Indian War, the Mississippi territory became a part of a territory known as West Florida. Great Britain ruled this territory. July 1776.

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Chapter 3

Chapter 3

From Frontier to Statehood


Mississippi after the french and indian war
Mississippi: After the French and Indian War:

  • After the French and Indian War, the Mississippi territory became a part of a territory known as West Florida.

  • Great Britain ruled this territory.


July 1776
July 1776

  • American colonists declare their independence from Great Britain

  • The Revolutionary War ensues


The treaty of paris
The Treaty of Paris

  • The Treaty of Paris recognized America’s independence from Great Britain.


Natchez
Natchez

  • Natchez will continue to prosper under Spanish control for some time.

  • However, Natchez will eventually be given to America through Pinckney’s Treaty


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Natchez

  • Tobacco and indigo were important crops in Natchez, but cotton was the most important.


Winthrop sargent
Winthrop Sargent

  • Winthrop Sargent was appointed as the territorial governor of Mississippi.

  • He was very controversial because people believed that he gave himself too much power.


Northwest ordinance
Northwest Ordinance

  • The Northwest Ordinance was the document that determined how new territories would be established, governed, and then admitted as states.


Mississippi s first constitution
Mississippi’s First Constitution

  • In order to become a state, appointed officials in Mississippi had to meet and write a state constitution that was acceptable to the United States government.


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Mississippi’s First Constitution

  • Constitution: A document that sets up a framework of a government and determines its powers and limitations.


Mississippi s first constitution2
Mississippi’s First Constitution

  • According to our first constitution, the only people who could vote were men who paid taxes or who served in the military.


Mississippi s first capital
Mississippi’s First Capital

  • Mississippi’s first capital was Natchez.


Sectionalism
Sectionalism

  • Sectionalism soon develops.

  • Sectionalism: an allegiance to local interests.


Problems between settlers develop
Problems Between Settlers Develop

  • The settlers in the eastern part of Mississippi believed that those in the Natchez district were using their wealth and slave ownership to run the government for their own benefit.


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Problems Between Settlers Develop

  • The capital of Mississippi is eventually moved from Natchez to Washington.


Problems over land in the mississippi territory
Problems Over Land in the Mississippi Territory

  • 1. The Choctaw and Chickasaw were still located in Mississippi. Pressure was on the United States government to acquire all Native American territory.


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Problems Over Land in the Mississippi Territory

  • 2. Land sales overlapped because the same land had been sold by 3 different governments: French, British, and Spanish.



Land ordinance of 1785
Land Ordinance of 1785

  • The Land Ordinance of 1785 officially divided the land into sections and townships to be sold.


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