of Paris of 1783
Definition: Treaty that officially ended the
Revolutionary War on September 3, 1783. It was signed in
Paris by Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and John Jay. Under
the terms of the treaty, Britain recognized the independent
nation of the United States of America. Britain agreed to
remove all of its troops from the new nation. The treaty
also set new borders for the United States, including all
land from the Great Lakes on the north to Florida on the
south, and from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River.
The United States agreed to allow British troops still in
America to leave and also agreed to pay all existing debts
owed to Great Britain. The United States also agreed not to
persecute loyalists still in America and allow those that
left America to return.
The Treaty of Paris of 1763 ended the French and Indian War.
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