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From the Blog: The Treaty of Paris

Sat, 15 Apr 2017

The battles of Lexington and Concord in April of 1775 ushered in the American Revolution, and just over a year later the colonies formally renounced loyalty to Britain with the Declaration of Independence. Though we tend to think of the Declaration as the culmination of the American Revolution, the war stretched on for several years, and victory often seemed unlikely for the American colonists. However, by the time of American victory at Yorktown in 1781, it became clear that the war was one of attrition, and that the British would have difficulty winning.  

The 1783 Treaty of Paris formally ended ...

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