Treaty of Paris 1783

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What was a key concession obtained by the United States during the Anglo-American negotiations?

Newfoundland fishing rights

Which country had objections to the manner in which the Anglo-American agreement was obtained?


What did the Spanish government receive as part of the peace settlement in North America?

Restoration of Florida

When was the provisional peace treaty signed by Spanish, French, British, and American representatives?

January 20, 1784

How did Britain's global power evolve despite losing its American colonies?

It continued to increase due to the early industrial revolution.

Which major event was ultimately triggered by France's attempts to resolve its financial crisis?

French Revolution

Who led the new government that wanted to seek peace but hoped to avoid recognizing U.S. independence?

William Petty Fitzmaurice, Earl of Shelburne

Which treaty recognized U.S. independence and granted significant western territory to the U.S.?

Treaty of Paris

What alliance did Britain face during the War of the American Revolution?

France, Spain, and the Netherlands

Which British diplomat pursued a strategy of trying to drive apart the alliance between the United States and France?

William Petty Fitzmaurice

Why were U.S. negotiators receptive to the idea of separate negotiations instead of a joint agreement with France's allies?

To ensure recognition of U.S. independence in a final peace settlement

Which French Foreign Minister approved of separate negotiations but not a separate peace during this period?

Charles Gravier, Comte de Vergennes

Test your knowledge about the Treaty of Paris signed in 1783, which marked the official end of the War of the American Revolution and recognized U.S. independence. Learn about the significant western territory granted to the U.S. and the peace agreements between Great Britain, France, Spain, and the Netherlands.

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