treaty of paris
January 14, 2022: In history, on this day in 1784, the American Revolutionary War officially ended with the ratification of the Treaty of Paris by the Continental Congress. In the treaty, Great Britain recognized the independence of its thirteen colonies as the United States of America. Both the Americans and British agreed to release all prisoners of war. The two countries also made agreements concerning land and property. Included in the property to be returned to the British were a number of slaves.