Wednesday, January 14, 2009

225 Years Ago

January 14, 1784

Continental Congress ratifies the Treaty of Paris
On this day in 1784, the Continental Congress ratifies the Second Treaty of Paris, ending the War for Independence.
In the document, which was known as the Second Treaty of Paris because the Treaty of Paris was also the name of the agreement that had ended the Seven Years’ War in 1763, Britain officially agreed to recognize the independence of its 13 former colonies as the new United States of America.

2 comments:

Janis said...

Hooray for our independence! God Bless America!

The Church Lady said...

That's great honey!