of Paris was signed nearly two years after the Battle at Yorktown.
What took so long?
the Battle of Yorktown, Britain's King George III did not think he could
win the war anymore, but he still did not want to give the American
colonists independence from Great Britain.
representatives were sent from America to Great Britain to work out the
terms of the peace treaty. Those men were John Adams, John Jay, and
Benjamin Franklin. It took them a great deal of time and discussion to
finally convince King George III that America would not sign a peace
treaty, ending the Revolutionary War, until that treaty included
American independence from Great Britain.
it took time and discussion to work out the other details of the treaty,
if not to the satisfaction, at least to the acceptance of the other
parties involved who had fought on the side of the American colonists -
the French, the Spanish, and the Dutch, each of whom had their own
in September 1783, the Treaty of Paris was ratified.
America, The Treaty of Paris accomplished:
END OF WAR: The official end of the Revolutionary War
NEW GOVERNMENT: This treaty gave the colonies their independence from
Great Britain. The 13 states were free to make their own rules and
create their own state and national government without British
MORE LAND: The British gave America all the land between the Atlantic
Ocean and the Mississippi River, and from Canada to the north and
Florida to the south. Land that Parliament had
"reserved" for the Indian nations would now be open for
REMOVAL OF BRITISH MILITARY: The British army and navy agreed to leave
all American territories.
FREE TRADE: British Parliament had passes many laws to control trade in
the American colonies. These laws were repealed, and American
colonists were free to trade with whomever they chose.
Treaty of Paris, 1783
Treaty of Paris
Treaty of Paris 1783
of the Revolutionary War