Events That Changed the Course of History: The Story of Mississippi Becoming a State 200 Years Later

Events That Changed the Course of History: The Story of Mississippi Becoming a State 200 Years Later

by Amanda Hutchins


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ISBN-13: 9781620231449
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company FL
Publication date: 10/28/2016
Edition description: Illustrate
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 1000L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Finding My Identity 3

France 4

Exploration and geography 5

The search for a population 9

Drama in the territory: Native American and French power struggles 14

England 21

West Florida? That time when Mississippi was called Florida 21

A cycle of English governors 23

The end of English rule 30

Spain 35

Another attempt to populate 35

The economy under Spanish rule 36

Mississippi in a Minute 41

I became French 41

I became English 42

I became Spanish 43

I became American 44

Chapter 2 My People, My Country 45

Mississippi Under U.S. Rule 46

Mississippi Citizens Want to Be Heard 49

The Louisiana Purchase 56

Territory chaos: a visit from Burr and the West Florida Rebellion 59

The War of 1812 72

Mississippi in a Minute 77

Chapter 3 Relations in Mississippi 81

My People as Planters 81

Religion in Mississippi 84

A rise in religion 86

Women in the church 88

My People and Their Slaves 90

Native Americans in Mississippi 93

The Choctaw 93

The Chickasaw 95

The Natchez 96

Native Americans under European rule 97

Native Americans under American rule 101

Mississippi in a Minute 106

Chapter 4 Becoming a State 113

The Convention 114

The Constitution 120

Mississippi in a Minute 124

Chapter 5 The New Mississippi: Operations Under Statehood 127

The Demise of Native Americans 128

It's all about the land 128

Starting a New State 132

Establishing a state government 133

Mississippi in a Minute 134

Conclusion 137

Glossary 139

Timeline 143

Bibliography 147

Index 149

About the Author 151

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