Peace of Paris (1783)
January 22, 2022
The Peace of Paris, signed on September 3, 1783 and adopted by the Confederate Congress on January 17, 1784, and by the King of Great Britain on April 9, 1784, formally ended the American War of Independence between Great Britain and the United States. Under the provisions of this peace, Great Britain recognized the new state, agreed to withdraw the entire army from it and determined the new borders of the United States. The United States agreed to allow British troops to leave and pay all debts to Britain. She also agreed not to persecute Tories (people loyal to the king, also known as loyalists) who were still in the United States, and allowed those who left America to return. France, Spain and the Netherlands, allies of the United States, also signed peace agreements.