The date that the Confederation Congress ratified the Treaty of Paris on January 14, 1784. . .


I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic for which it stands,
one Nation, under God, indivisible,
with liberty, and justice for all!


by Francis Scott Key. Released in 1814

Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave!

Happy Ratification Day ! !


A Brief History:
History: After the Declaration of Independence was signed, it was nearly eight years before the British and the Americans reached a peace agreement. The Treaty of Paris is the point where Great Britain officially recognized the United States as a sovereign country.

Premise: The premise of this treaty defined official boundaries, specifically a Northwest Territory. The new area included Ohio and more. . .It moved west all the way into the rich prairie lands of Indiana and Illinois. The treaty stipulated the areas that include Michigan, Wisconsin, and parts of Minnesota.

When: The Treaty of Paris was attained and signed January 14, 1784. Constitution signed on September 17, 1787. The Confederation Congress declared on April 11, 1783 a cessation of arms against Great Britain. Congress approved preliminary articles of peace on April 15, 1783.

Other Important Events:

  • Several of the nation’s founding fathers negotiated the peace treaty, including John Adams, John Jay, and Benjamin Franklin.
  • The Confederation Congress declared on April 11, 1783, “the cessation of arms” against Great Britain.
  • Congress approved the preliminary articles of peace on April 15, 1783.
  • The Confederation Congress ratified the Treaty of Paris on January 14, 1784.

A Few Facts:

I am sharing a few facts, and more, some trivia, some not trivial. . .

More Information About the Treaty of Paris: You can learn more about the Treaty of Paris by either visiting, or searching online and visiting the websites of the following landmarks:

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The Present:
The flag still flies high, to the day. It stands for the freedom it bears, and plenty of people are still willing to defend her to today. Let’s keep the day of the official end of the American Revolution–the same day commemorates the Confederation Congress’ ratification of the Treaty of Paris on January 14, 1784, at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland.

The Future:
We will NEVER, ever bend when it comes to freedom! We will not back down, we won’t bend! God Bless the U.S.A.!

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2 thoughts on “Ratification Day! – 2023

  1. A very patriotic post! I saw THE star-spangled banner that inspired Francis Scott Key to write this. It’s at the Smithsonian…..they lower it out of the ceiling once an hour (at least when I saw it in the ’90s), and play an inspiring version, then take it back up in the ceiling.

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