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The Treaty of Paris was signed in 1783 in Versailles after the Revolutionary War. The Brittish were forced to sign the treaty after being backed into a corner due to the Battle of Yorktown and other minor battles. Brittan no longer wanted to fight with the U.S., France, Spain, and The Netherlands any longer. It was signed by John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Jay, Henry Laurens, and Thomas Jefferson. They were the five Peace Commissioners that the Second Continental Congress chose. The Commissioners were able to sign the preliminary of peace. This ended the Revolutionary War by making the U.S. and Great Brittian allies.

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The colonist were very excited for the war to ended. The war lasted a long time and cost a great amount of money, also many people died. It was a rough time to be in America. When it was over though it was very rewarding. The Americans got their freedom, exactly what they wanted from the start. They had the freedom to do what they want and say what they want. They also got more land.The Americans got the most out of the signing of the treaty. The Americans got to move out west of the Appalachian Mountains as far as the Mississippi River. Spain got Florida and Minorca. Both France and the Nertherlands recieved little from the agreement.
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