Benjamin Franklin

The Treaty of Paris, 1783

Clip | 4m 20s | Video has closed captioning.

On September 3, 1783, Franklin and the other peace commissioners signed the Treaty of Paris. The American Revolutionary War was over, and Britain officially recognized the independent United States of America and its claims to a third of the North American continent. For others who were not party to the peace talks, especially Native Americans, the treaty was devastating.

Aired: 04/04/22

Rating: NR


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