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1783 in the United States
Events from the year 1783 in the United States.
- April – Peace and off Treaty signed with Sweden in Paris, the first act of state concluded between the United States and a foreign power.
- April 15 – Preliminary articles of peace ending the American Revolutionary War are ratified by the Congress of the Confederation.
- May 13 – The Society of the Cincinnati, a fraternal organization for American veterans of the American Revolution, is formed in Newburgh, New York.
- May 18 – The first United Empire Loyalists, fleeing the new United States, reach Parrtown in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.
- 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, Philadelphia, demanding back pay from the Congress of the Confederation in the Pennsylvania Mutiny of 1783. Congress flees to New Jersey.
- January 14 – Wilson Lumpkin, U.S. Senator from Georgia from 1837 to 1841 and Governor of Georgia from 1831 to 1835 (died 1870)
- February 16 – Stephen Cassin, U.S. Navy officer (died 1857)
- March 8 – Hannah Van Buren, née Hoes, wife of Martin Van Buren, 8th President of the United States (died 1819)
- April 3 – Washington Irving, author (died 1859)
- May 12 – Perry Smith, U.S. Senator from Connecticut from 1837 to 1843 (died 1852)
- May 25 – Philip Pendleton Barbour, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1836 to 1841 (died 1841)
- June 21 – Theodosia Burr Alston, daughter of Aaron Burr, First Lady of South Carolina during War of 1812 (died 1813)
- July 31 – John Wales, U.S. Senator from Delaware from 1849 to 1851 (died 1863)
- August 12 – John Williams Walker, U.S. Senator from Alabama from 1819 to 1822 (died 1823)
- September 14 – Henry Johnson, U.S. Senator from Louisiana from 1818 to 1824 and 1844 to 1849 (died 1864)
- December 14 – David Barton, U.S. Senator from Missouri from 1821 to 1831 (died 1837)
- December 30 – Stephen H. Long, mechanical engineer with Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (died 1864)
- ^ Laws of the United States of America; from the 4th of March, 1789, to the 4th of March, 1815, vol. 1 (Weightman, 1815) p.708.
- ^ Klerkäng, Anne (1958). Sweden - America's First Friend. Örebro. Includes fascimile reproduction of treaty text.
- ^ a b Lossing, Benson John; Wilson, Woodrow, eds. (1910). "1783". Harper's Encyclopaedia of United States History from 458 A.D. to 1909. Harper & Brothers. p. 167.
- ^ Fleming, Thomas. "The Most Important Moment in American History". History News Network. Retrieved 2016-05-17.
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- ^ Brookhiser, Richard (1996). Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington. Newark, NJ: Free Press. p. 103. ISBN 9780684822914.
- ^ White, John H. Jr. (1968). A history of the American locomotive; its development: 1830–1880. New York, NY: Dover Publications. ISBN 0-486-23818-0.