The Treaty Of Paris Of 1763 Essay

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The Treaty of Paris of 1763 officially ended the French and Indian War between Great Britain and France, as well as their own allies. Because of the terms of the treaty, France gave up all its territories in North America, which ended any foreign military threat to the British colonies. Therefore, the British gained control over the area west of the thirteen British Colonies, all the way to the Mississippi River. Since Spain had joined the war on the French side, they were forced to give up their claim to Florida. There are many reasons this treaty is significant, some being: The colonial empire of France was destroyed leaving Great Britain the dominant force in North America. Great Britain was left with a massive war debt following the war and looked for ways to raise income by imposing new taxes in the colonies.

The Northwest Ordinance, formally titled "An Ordinance for the Government of the Territory of the United States North West of the River Ohio," was approved by the Confederation Congress July 13, 1787. It established a government for the Northwest Territory, showed the process for allowing a new state into the Union and guaranteed that new states would be equal to the original 13 states. It was considered to be one of the most significant achievements of the Confederation Congress. The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 let the world know that not only was the land north of the Ohio and east of the Mississippi rivers would be settled, but it would eventually become…

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