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Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Ratification Day

Though most people associate the end of the American Revolution with the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia, in 1781, the war was not officially ended until the Treaty of Paris was ratified on January 14, 1784. The Old Senate Chamber in the Maryland State House at Annapolis has been preserved exactly as it was when the ratification took place. On Ratification Day, the ceremony that takes place inside varies from year to year, but it often revolves around a particular aspect of the original event. More...
TheParser
Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 7:14:20 AM
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How fitting that it was called the Treaty of Paris.

I have read that if it had not been for France's help, the Americans might not have won the war.

Later, after American independence, when there was some unpleasantness between France and England, the United States -- in the opinion of some people -- did not show enough support for France. Others excuse this apparent ingratitude by explaining that the United States was too weak and fragil to get involved. And, indeed, the United States had to fight its second War of Independence in 1812. England then finally accepted the loss of the American colonies.
Guto André
Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 7:56:50 AM

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Formerly AGREEMENTS lingered MUCH MORE TIME TO BE DONE. DATE OF EVENT IS AN OFFICIAL IS ANOTHER YEAR LATER.
mangezi
Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 3:26:29 PM

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TheParser wrote:
How fitting that it was called the Treaty of Paris.

I have read that if it had not been for France's help, the Americans might not have won the war.

Later, after American independence, when there was some unpleasantness between France and England, the United States -- in the opinion of some people -- did not show enough support for France. Others excuse this apparent ingratitude by explaining that the United States was too weak and fragil to get involved. And, indeed, the United States had to fight its second War of Independence in 1812. England then finally accepted the loss of the American colonies.
I am no history student but does this have any connortation to America's prevalent status quo, start, maintain and feed that war forever with human fodder?
Dialectrum
Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 2:23:58 AM

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Richard Beresford, you sick bastard, way to go!
striker
Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 12:46:14 PM
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great day
Dr WWWW
Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 10:25:55 PM

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One consequential term of this treaty, with repercussions through the next century, was the ceding by Britain to the United States of all territory from the western borders of the colonies to the Mississippi river.

At the time of the treaty, the states were confined to the Atlantic coastal region (although nominally, there were no western borders for some of the states). Settlement into this region began the westward migration that, by 1848, reached the Pacific coast, fulfilling what some claimed to be the "manifest destiny" of the nation.

The Sale of lands within the territory granted in the Treaty of Paris became a source of revenue to the new government.

These migrations had severe impact on the residents of the western regions, but were not to be stopped.
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