Treaty of Paris Background
The Treaty of Paris is no single treaty, as there have been many different treaties signed either in Paris or entitled “The Treaty of Paris” over the course of history. As such, when referring to any given Treaty of Paris, the year in which it was signed and enforced is necessary to distinguish that treaty from all the other Treaties of Paris. The Treaty of Paris might refer to any of a number of documents associated with Paris, including the Treaty of Versailles which ended World War I, and the Treaty of Paris which ended American involvement in the Vietnam War.
Treaty of Paris of 1898
The Treaty of Paris of 1898 was the treaty which ended the Spanish-American War officially and entirely. The Spanish-American War had been fought between America and Spain over some of the territory Spain owned in the Caribbean and in the Pacific Ocean. Ultimately, America won the Spanish-America War relatively soundly, which meant that the Treaty of Paris of 1898 was put in terms entirely favorable towards America. America gained the Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico from the Treaty of Paris of 1898.
Treaty of Paris of 1763
The Treaty of Paris of 1763 was the treaty that ended the French & Indian War and the Seven Years’ War, which are sometimes thought of as the same war, as the French & Indian War can be seen as simply the North American theater of the Seven Years’ War between Britain and France, primarily. The Treaty of Paris of 1763 ended with Britain owning significant amounts of territory throughout the world.