END OF WAR: The official end of the Revolutionary War
NEW GOVERNMENT: This treaty gave the colonies their independence from Great Britain. The 13 states were free to make their own rules and create their own state and national government without British interference. (Note to students: The Articles of Confederation were written in 1781, two years before the end of the American Revolution). They were replaced with the Constitution of the United States in 1790. This is the same Constitution that is in place today. Only 27 amendments have been added over the past 225 years, 10 of which are the Bill of Rights, which were added immediately.
MORE LAND: The British gave America all the land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mississippi River, and from Canada to the north and Florida to the south. Land that Parliament had "reserved" for the Indian nations would now be open for settlement. Boundary is created between the British North America and the United States, i.e., between the Atlantic on the eastern side and the Mississippi river on the west, on the basis of the Mitchell Map. The boundary is made from the 49th parallel on the north to the 31st parallel on the south.
REMOVAL OF BRITISH MILITARY: The British army and navy agreed to leave all American territories.
FREE TRADE: British Parliament had passes many laws to control trade in the American colonies. These laws were repealed, and American colonists were free to trade with whomever they chose.
The Thirteen Colonies of America are declared to be free, independent and sovereign states and the British Crown is not supposed to have any control over the running of these States.
The fishermen from United States of America were given the right to fish in the Grand Banks as well as the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.
The provisions of the debtors on both sides paying the creditors on both sides, were recognized.
The Congress Confederation "earnestly recommended" the State Legislature to recognize the rightful owners of the lands and properties that had been confiscated and settle all kinds of property issues with the Loyalists.
The prisoners of the war of both the countries were released and all those which the British had left behind in the United States of America, were to remain as they were.
Access to the Mississippi was permitted for both the countries.
Subsequent to the Treaty, all the territories that were captured by the Americans, were to be returned without any kind of compensation.
The Treaty was to be ratified 6 months from the date of signing by both the countries.