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The Treaty of Paris. End of the Revolutionary War. What was the Treaty of Paris?. The Treaty of Paris was signed 2 years after the Battle at Yorktown.

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the treaty of paris

The Treaty of Paris

End of the Revolutionary War

what was the treaty of paris
What was the Treaty of Paris?
  • The Treaty of Paris was signed 2 years after the Battle at Yorktown.
  • After Yorktown, 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. 
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Heading over the Atlantic…
  • John Adams, John Jay, and Benjamin Franklin were sent from America to Great Britain to work out the terms of the peace treaty.
  • Finally, in September 1783, the Treaty of Paris was ratified. 
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What does it mean for America?
  • 1. END OF WAR
  • 2. NEW GOVERNMENT: The 13 states were free to make their own rules and create their own state and national government
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What does it mean for America?
  • 3. 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.  
  • 4. REMOVAL OF BRITISH MILITARY
  • 5. FREE TRADE: Colonists were free to trade with whomever they chose.