1500 - 1763 Discovery and First Spanish Period
1763 - 1783 English Period
1783 - 1821 Second Spanish Period
1821 - 1845 Territorial Period
1845 - Statehood
and Later
1861 - 1865 Civil War
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English Period

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During the Seven Years War, Britain seized Havana and Manila from the Spanish. When the Treaty of Paris ended the war in 1763, the British took possession of Florida in exchange for returning Havana and Manila to Spain. However, their ownership lasted only 20 years during which the American Revolution removed the thireen colonies from British rule. Florida was returned to Spain in 1783 by the same treaty.


Map of the New Governments of East and West Florida [Inset of Pensacola]
Gibson, John (1750-1792)

A New and Accurate Map of East and West Florida, Drawn from the best Authorities
Kitchin, Thomas (1718-1784)

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