1783 in the United States
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|1783 in the United States|
|Years:||1780 1781 1782 – 1783 – 1784 1785 1786|
13 stars, the Betsy Ross version (1777–95)
Events from the year 1783 in the United States.
- February 3 – American Revolutionary War: Britain awards the United States independence.
- February 4 – American Revolutionary War: Great Britain formally declares that it will cease hostilities with the United States of America.
- March 5 – Last celebration of Massacre Day.
- March 15 – Newburgh Conspiracy: A potential uprising in the Continental Army stationed at Newburgh, New York, is defused when George Washington asks the officers to support the supremacy of the United States Congress.
- April 15 – Preliminary articles of peace ending the American Revolutionary War are ratified by the Congress of the Confederation.
- May 26 – A Great Jubilee Day is held in Trumbull, Connecticut to celebrate the end of the American Revolution.
- June 20 – Continental Army soldiers mob Independence Hall demanding back pay from the Congress of the Confederation in the Pennsylvania Mutiny of 1783. Congress flees to New Jersey.
- July 16 – Grants of land in Canada to American loyalists are announced.
- September 3 – American Revolutionary War – Treaty of Paris: A treaty between the United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain is signed in Paris, ending the war. The treaty also formally granted the United States independence from Great Britain.
- September 9 – Dickinson College was chartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
- September 22 – Confederation Congress Proclamation of 1783 prohibits the settlement, purchase or receipt of Indian lands beyond existing states without its specific authority and direction.
- November 2 – In Rocky Hill, New Jersey, US General George Washington gives his Farewell Address to the Army.
- November 25 – Evacuation Day (New York): The last British troops leave New York City and George Washington triumphantly returns, three months after the signing of the Treaty of Paris.
- November 29 – A 5.3 magnitude earthquake strikes New Jersey.
- December 4 – At Fraunces Tavern in New York City, U.S. General George Washington formally bids his officers farewell.
- December 23 – George Washington resigns his commission as commander-in-chief of the American armies.
- United Empire Loyalists flee to Canada from the new United States.
- Loyalists from New York settle Great Abaco in the Bahamas.
- Spain refuses to grant diplomatic recognition to the United States.
- Evan Williams's distillery was founded in Bardstown, Kentucky.
- January 14 – Wilson Lumpkin, United States Senator from Georgia from 1837 till 1841 and Governor of Georgia from 1831 till 1835. (died 1870)
- March 8 – Hannah Van Buren, wife of Martin Van Buren, 8th President of the United States (died 1819)
- April 3 – Washington Irving, author (died 1859)
- May 12 – Perry Smith, United States Senator from Connecticut from 1837 till 1843. (died 1852)
- May 25 – Philip Pendleton Barbour, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court from 1836 till 1841. (died 1841)
- July 31 – John Wales, United States Senator from Delaware from 1849 till 1851. (died 1863)
- August 12 – John Williams Walker, United States Senator from Alabama from 1819 till 1822. (died 1823)
- September 14 – Henry Johnson, United States Senator from Louisiana from 1818 till 1824 and from 1844 till 1849. (died 1864)
- December 14 – David Barton, United States Senator from Missouri from 1821 till 1831. (died 1837)
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- May 23 – James Otis, Jr., political activist and pamphleteer (born 1725)
- November 22 – John Hanson, President of the Continental Congress (born 1721)
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