TREATY OF PARIS
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The Treaty of Paris was an agreement signed by representatives of Great Britain and the nascent US in 1783 following the recently concluded American War of Independence. As part of the treaty, Britain recognized the independence of the US’ original 13 colonies, ranging from New Hampshire in the north to Georgia in the south. A number of other provisions regarding the border between Britain and the US, however, are no longer in effect due to subsequent US territorial expansion. According to historians, Britain allowed the US to receive more favorable terms in the treaty, since a prosperous America would benefit the British economy.