October 16, 2021

NHD 2022: Moments in Diplomatic History – 18th & 19th Centuries

Resource sets for a number of key moments in diplomatic history from the 18th & 19th centuries, many of them identified in the National History Day 2022 Themebook, are linked to below. Treaty of Paris (1763) Treaty of Paris 1763 Avalon Project Treaty of Paris, 1763 U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian Map Showing Imperial Context in North America before the 1763 Treaty of Paris Map Showing Imperial Context of North America after the 1763 Treaty of Paris … [Read more...]

Today in History: 1783 Treaty of Paris

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 … [Read more...]

Learning from the Source: Perspectives on U.S. Expansion

At the turn of the 20th century Admiral George Dewey, Pacific naval commander, became a veritable American hero for his role in the Spanish-American war. While United States foreign policy was focused on global expansion, not everyone believed it was a good idea. The Philippines, certainly, were not keen on U.S. imperialism and continued to fight for control of the country until 1902 (Spain "awarded" the Philippines to the United States for $20 million under the 1898 Treaty of Paris). Use the … [Read more...]