The war is over!


Signed on September 3, 1783, and ratified by Congress on January 14, 1784, the Treaty of Paris formally ended the Revolutionary War and established the United States as an independent and sovereign nation. Even before the Treaty of Paris was ratified by Congress, copies of the treaty, like this, had appeared in newspapers based on published reports from London. Once they had ratified the treaty, both Great Britain and the United States printed proclamations and sent copies to inform their subjects or citizens.

National Archives, Records of the Continental and Confederation Congresses and the Constitutional Convention


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