Today In History- September 3

Today In History- September 3 - Stories


Treaty of Paris ends Revolutionary War.

  • Paris, France

After nearly 15 years of open rebellion between the American colonies and Great Britain, military and political leaders signed the Treaty of Paris, effectively ending the American Revolutionary War.  Followng the decisive French-American victory at Yorktown, Virginia, Great Britain was forced to recognize American independence.  Among other American representatives at the signing were John Adams, John Jay, and Benjamin Franklin, who had spent a great part of his life as an American statesman in Europe.  The document was prepared at the Hotel de York in Paris, a neutral location where the British representative David Hartley was staying, and signed the document.