The Treaty of Paris


There were several small battles that happened among the Colonists and the British, and they continued to spring up for as long as two years after the Peace Treaty of 1783 was signed on September 3, 1783 in Paris. When Cornwallis went to Yorktown and decided to surrender himself in 1781, during the Fall season, it did help as far as marking the end of the Revolutionary War. However, the minor battles still continued on.

When George III signed the agreement or Peace Treaty of 1783, also known as the Paris Peace Treaty, it finally formally stopped the United States War for Independence. George III issued his Proclamation of Cessation of Hostilities in February of 1783, and the Treaty was signed on September 3, 1783.

The three who signed the Peace Treaty and represented the United States were Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and John Jay.

There were several concessions made to both sides when the Treaty was signed. Boundaries were set for the United States, the United States was given formal recognition, Loyalists had their property and had their rights restored, citizens of one country could pay creditors of another country, particular fishing rights were specified, all the British forces were allowed to evacuate, and the Mississippi River was opened up to both nations, facilitating the evacuation.

The Paris Peace Treaty of 1783 officially recognized the thirteen colonies of Great Britain as independent and free states. This officially set the new status for them as being a sovereign United States of America.

The United States also had their boundaries clarified. Former disagreements of the fishing rights on the Newfoundland banks were resolved. Both nations were allowed to navigate along the Mississippi river, and the evacuation from all thirteen states was established for the British forces.