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Treaty of Paris 1783
Transcript of Treaty of Paris 1783
the Treaty of Paris ended the revolutionary war and
recognized America as a free nation. What lead to the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783? Declaration of Independence
July 4, 1776 The Second Continental Congress adopted a list of complaints about the British government and the actions that should be taken to correct it, formally known as the Declaration of Independence. King George III American colonists frustration grew when King George III refused to grant them political and economic reform with an armed revolution dating back to April of 1775. Who was involved? Men Involved The treaty was signed in Paris by Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and John Jay. Other Countries Britain, France and Spain also sent representatives to sign the document. What was it? 1781 Surrender Five years after the Declaration of Independence was signed, British General Charles Lord Cornwallis surrendered to French and American forces at Yorktown, VA, ending the last major battle of the Revolution. Peace Negotiations Benjamin Franklin, John Jay and John Adams began peace negotiations with the British in September of 1782. Although the British did not comply to Franklin's demand to give Canada to the United States, America gained enough territory south of the Canadian border to double its size. Key details were finalized two months later. Outcome of the Treaty of Paris Good Riddance, Britain As part of the agreement, Britain recognized the United States as an independent nation and agreed to remove all of its troops from their territory. Expansion The treaty set new borders for the United States including all land from the Great Lakes in the north to Florida in the south, and from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River. French and Indian War The Treaty of Paris of 1783 officially ended the French and Indian War. Treaty of Paris 1783 Article 1st His Brittanic Majesty acknowledges the said United States, viz., New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, to be free sovereign and Independent States; that he treats with them as such, and for himself his Heirs & Successors, relinquishes all claims to the Government, Propriety, and Territorial Rights of the same and every Part thereof. http://ayannamurray.com/2009/09/do-you-have-king-george-iii-mentality-i-hope-not/king-george-iii/ http://srxawordonhealth.com/2012/07/04/happy-independence-day/ http://virtualology.com/charlescornwallis/ http://tloker.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/benjamin_franklin.jpg http://faculty.isi.org/catalog/resource/view/id/539 http://scarinciattorney.com/chief-justices/john-jay/ http://www.cr-cath.pvt.k12.ia.us/lasalle/Resources/Rev%20War%20Websites/RevWar%20Shawntel%20Courtney%20Jesse/Jesse%20Garner%20RevWar/results_of_the_revolutionary_war.html http://mrbruns.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=2242951%3ABlogPost%3A379841&commentId=2242951%3AComment%3A382674&xg_source=activity http://www.learner.org/interactives/historymap/states_paris.html http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=6&page=transcript