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The Treaty of Paris, signed in Paris by representatives of King George III of Great Britain and representatives of the United States of America on September 3, 1783, officially ended the American Revolutionary War and overall state of conflict between the two countries. The treaty set the boundaries between the British Empire in North America and the United States of America, on lines “exceedingly generous” to the latter. Details included fishing rights and restoration of property and prisoners of war.
This treaty and the separate peace treaties between Great Britain and the nations that supported the American cause—France, Spain, and the Dutch Republic—are known collectively as the Peace of Paris. Only Article 1 of the treaty, which acknowledges the United States’ existence as free, sovereign, and independent states, remains in force.
Question of the Day
When did we begin using meteorological maps?
Edmond Halley, an English astronomer, drew the first such map in 1686.
Advice of the Day
For a headache, soak your feet in hot water to drain the blood from your head.
Home Hint of the Day
Get grimy white cotton socks white again by boiling them in water with a slice of lemon.
Word of the Day
Thin cloud that appears as small “cotton patches.”
Puzzle of the Day
The Tarheel State.(Name the U.S. state!)
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