1763 : Treaty of Paris Signed, Transferring Michigan From France to England

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Map of U.S. displaying changes made by Treaty of Paris, courtesy of the wikipedia commons

On February 10, 1763, England and France formally ended the French and Indian War with the Treaty of Paris, which officially transferred Michigan from French to British rule. By that time, English troops had already overtaken French forts at Detroit, Michilimackinac and St. Joseph and begun the shift from fur trades and forestlands to agricultural settlements.


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Treaty of Paris, 1763, U.S. Department of State, Office of the Historian.

Treaty of Paris 1763 wikipedia entry