The French and Indian War ends with the signing of the Peace of Paris.
As a result of the treaty, France turns over to Britain all of Canada and all its territory east of the Mississippi, except for New Orleans.
The remainder of French territory on the North American continent goes to Spain.
The area of present-day Mississippi becomes part of the British colony of West Florida, whose seat of government is situated in Pensacola.
In his Proclamation of 1763, King George III reserves the area north of the thirty-first parallel and west of the Appalachians for Indians and forbids white settlers from entering the region, infuriating colonists and contributing to the deterioration of relations between the English colonies and England which would culminate in the American Revolution.
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