July 16, 2018

Today in History: 1783 Treaty of Paris

The United States according to the definitive treaty of peace signed at Paris Sept. 3d. 1783
Today in History–January 14–the Library of Congress features the Treaty of Paris, ratified by the Continental Congress on this day in 1784, nine months after the preliminary articles of peace were approved and over four months after the actual treaty was signed in Paris. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section (also see treaty signing entry), then click the links below to access related primary sources.

Preliminary articles of peace ending the Revolutionary War

Treaty of Paris (broadside)

Treaty of Paris (1783, National Archives)

Treaty of Paris (items from the Benjamin Franklin online exhibition)

John Adams letter to Congress regarding signing of the Treaty of Paris

Formal announcement (Franklin, Adams, Jay) of the signing of the Treaty of Paris

Treaty of Paris political cartoon

An accurate map of the United States of America, with part of the surrounding provinces agreeable to the Treaty of Peace of 1783

The United States according to the definitive treaty of peace signed at Paris Sept. 3d. 1783

Historical newspaper perspectives of the Treaty of Paris

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