History of Canada

Boundary set
Treaty of Paris. ©Benjamin West (1783)
1783 Jan 1

Boundary set

North America

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 Canada (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.