The Significance Of The Treaty Of Paris Of 1763

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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 …show more content…
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 part of the United States. The Northwest Ordinance fast-tracked the westward expansion of the United States.

The Bank of the United States received its license in 1791 from the United States Congress and was signed by President George Washington. Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, designed the Bank’s charter. He modeled it after the Bank of England. The bank was needed because the government had a debt from the Revolutionary War and each state had a different form of currency. Hamilton considered creating the bank to handle the massive war debt and to create a standard form of
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In 1798, the Federalists of the U.S. Congress passed four laws in an effort to strengthen the Federal government. John Adams signed them into law. Supporters claimed the acts were intended to protect the United States from alien citizens of enemy powers and to stop rebellious attacks from weakening the government. The Republicans attacked them for being “unconstitutional” and said they were designed to control disapproval of the administration. The laws became a major political issue in the elections of 1798 and 1800. 1. Naturalization Act- required aliens to be residents for 14 years, instead of 5 years, before they became eligible for U.S.

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