Treaty of Paris (1783)

Courtesy of Maryland State House

Consider how painter Benjamin West portrayed the characters, personalities and relationships of the American delegation to the Treaty of Paris negotiations in 1782.  And just in case you need a primer, the figures are (from left to right), John Jay (standing), John Adams (seated), Benjamin Franklin (center), Henry Laurens (standing), and William Temple Franklin (seated).

And here are some other (less famous) visualizations of the power dynamics and issues at stake in the making of the 1783 peace treaty from previous History 282 students.

From Prerana Pakhrin:

From Anne Crowell:


From Julianne Greco:


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