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The Continental Congress Ratified the Treaty of Paris

The Paris Peace Treaty

Revolution and the New Nation

Treaty of Paris


Read More About It

"The Revolutionary War" by Brendan January


Vocabulary:

treaty
Revolutionary War


Interesting Fact:

Benjamin Franklin, the top American negotiator and diplomat dealing with the Treaty of Paris, at first wanted the British to concede all of Canada to the United States.


Study Questions:

  • What U.S. territory was Wisconsin a part of in 1783?
  • On a U.S. map, draw the outline of the boundaries of the U.S. and its territories in 1783.
  • What is the purpose and significance of the Northwest Ordinance?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about the Treaty of Paris:

  • Newspapers on BadgerLink
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on September 3:

    1976: The Viking 2 lands on Mars.



  • September 3

    September 3, 1783: Wisconsin became a part of the United States as a result of the signing of the Treaty of Paris, ending the Revolutionary War. Wisconsin became the northwest corner of the U.S.


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