03
Sep
08

Hooray! The war is over!!

Today in 1783, the newly-minted United States signs the Treaty of Paris with Great Britain, officially ending the Revolutionary War. The other participants in the war (France, Spain, and the Dutch Republic) all made separate agreements known collectively as the Peace of Paris.

Paris was a popular desination for countries negotiating and signing peace accords, dating back to 1229. In fact, this particular document is usually called the “Treaty of Paris (1783)” to differentiate it from the other 19 agreements (dating from 1229 through 1951) with the same name.

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