This Day in History
Rogers' Rangers On Lake Champlain


The Treaty of Paris Ends the French and Indian War
February 10, 1763

On this day in 1763, France and England signed the Treaty of Paris that ended the French and Indian War. Animosity between these two countries was always present in Europe but during the 1750’s control over colonial territory in North America became an issue. The French, along with Native Americans, fought against the British and the colonists. With the signing of the treaty, France lost all claims to Canada and the Louisiana territory was given to Spain.

This painting, Rogers’ Rangers, by Mort Künstler, shows Major Robert Rogers and his men behind enemy lines during his famous raid on Saint Francis in the French and Indian War.





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