On January 14, 1784, the Treaty of Paris was ratified at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland by the Confederation Congress. This officially ended the American Revolution and established the United States as a sovereign nation. Continue reading for some of the details from wikipedia.
Here is an excerpt from wikipedia regarding Ratification Day:
The Journals of the Continental Congress reports that the Confederation Congress issued a proclamation on April 11, 1783, “Declaring the cessation of arms” against Great Britain. The preliminary articles of peace were approved by Congress on April 15, 1783, and the Treaty of Paris was ratified on January 14, 1784.
An excerpt from the proclamation of ratification:
- By the United States in Congress assembled, a proclamation : Whereas definitive articles of peace and friendship, between the United States of America and His Britannic Majesty, were concluded and signed at Paris, on the 3rd day of September, 1783 … we have thought proper by these presents, to notify the premises to all the good citizens of these United States …
- Given under the seal of the United States, witness His Excellency Thomas Mifflin, our president, at Annapolis, this fourteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-four …