United States Expansion after the Treaty of Paris in 1783

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Simeon Netchev
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published on 16 January 2023

A map illustrating the expansion of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris (September 3, 1783), which ended the War of the American Revolution, recognized U.S. independence, and granted it sizeable additional territory. Following the 828,000 square miles (about 2 million square kilometers) "Louisiana Purchase" from Napoleonic France in 1803, the United States doubled in size, and its Westward Expansion began in earnest. In less than half a century, the western border shifted from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean through territories gained from Spain and then Mexico, agreements with Great Britain, and the annexation of Texas.

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Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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Netchev, S. (2023, January 16). United States Expansion after the Treaty of Paris in 1783. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16880/united-states-expansion-after-the-treaty-of-paris/

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Netchev, Simeon. "United States Expansion after the Treaty of Paris in 1783." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 16, 2023. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16880/united-states-expansion-after-the-treaty-of-paris/.

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Netchev, Simeon. "United States Expansion after the Treaty of Paris in 1783." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 16 Jan 2023. Web. 01 Feb 2023.

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