The Treaty of Paris 1783 Following the British defeat at the Battle of Yorktown in October 1781, leaders in Parliament decided that offensive campaigns in North America should cease in favor of a different, more limited approach. This was spurred by the widening of the war to include France, Spain, and the Dutch Republic.

Preliminary articles (often called the Preliminary Treaty of Paris) were signed at Paris between Britain and the United States… American Revolution The war followed more than a decade of growing estrangement between the British…