treaty of paris1783
Treaty of Paris, 1783
Do you know why the Treaty of Paris was signed, what its various terms were, and what it signified? This article will tell you all about this treaty, which was signed between the United States and Britain in 1783.
- John Adams - He was the American diplomat, statesman, and a political theorist. John Adams was the second President of United States and he was also one of the Founding Fathers.
- Benjamin Franklin - He too, was one of the Founding Fathers of United States. Besides that, he was a politician, a postmaster, a scientist, an inventor, a diplomat, a civic activist, as well as an author and a printer.
- John Jay - Another Founding Father of United States, he was also the first Chief Justice of the United States of America, a politician, a revolutionary as well as a diplomat.
- The Thirteen Colonies of America are declared to be free, independent and sovereign states and the British Crown is not supposed to have any control over the running of these States.
- Boundary is created between the British North America and the United States, i.e., between the Atlantic on the eastern side and the Mississippi river on the west, on the basis of the Mitchell Map. The boundary is made from the 49th parallel on the north to the 31st parallel on the south.
- The fishermen from United States of America were given the right to fish in the Grand Banks as well as the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.
- The provisions of the debtors on both sides paying the creditors on both sides, were recognized.
- The Congress Confederation "earnestly recommended" the State Legislature to recognize the rightful owners of the lands and properties that had been confiscated and settle all kinds of property issues with the Loyalists.
- The prisoners of the war of both the countries were released and all those which the British had left behind in the United States of America, were to remain as they were.
- Access to the Mississippi was permitted for both the countries.
- Subsequent to the Treaty, all the territories that were captured by the Americans, were to be returned without any kind of compensation.
- The Treaty was to be ratified 6 months from the date of signing by both the countries.