Treaty of Paris (1783)
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The Treaty of Paris, signed on September 3, 1783, ratified by the Congress of the Confederation on January 14, 1784 and by the King of Great Britain on April 9, 1784 formally ended the American Revolutionary War between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the United States of America. Under the terms of the treaty, Britain recognized the new nation. It agreed to remove all troops from the nation and also set new borders of the United States. The United States agreed to allow British troops to leave and to pay all debts owed to Britain. They also agreed not to persecute the Tories (people loyal to the king, also known as loyalists) still in the United States and allow those who left America to return. 
France, Spain and the Netherlands, allies of the United States, also signed peace treaties at the same time.
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- "Treaty of Paris, 1783". United States Department of State. http://history.state.gov/milestones/1776-1783/Treaty. Retrieved 2010-01-29.