Jay Treaty (November 19, 1794), an agreement based on the ptagonisms between the United States and Great Britain, created a foundation on which America could build a healthy economy and ensure its commercial prosperity. The actual geography of North America did not match the details used in the contract. The treaty established a southern border for the United States, but the separate Anglo-Spanish agreement did not provide for a northern border for Florida, and the Spanish government assumed that the border was the same as in the 1763 agreement, by which they had first ceded their territory in Florida to Britain. As the West Florida controversy continued, Spain used its new control over Florida to block U.S. access to Mississippi, in defiance of Article 8.  The treaty stipulated that the U.S. border extended directly westward from the « most northwest point » of Wood Lake (now partially to Minnesota, partly to Manitoba and partly to Ontario) until it reached the Mississippi River. But in fact, the Mississippi does not extend so far north; The line west of the Lake of the Woods never crosses the river. Moreover, the Paris Treaty did not explain how the new border would work in terms of controlling the movement of people and trade between the Canadian colonies of Great Britain and the United States. In 1784, the hopes of American diplomats to negotiate a trade agreement with Britain, which would solve some of the unfinished business of the Treaty of Paris, were not met; the United States would wait a decade before negotiating its first trade agreement with the British Empire with the Jay Treaty.
 During the talks, Franklin requested that Britain hand Canada over to the United States. That did not happen, but America got enough new territory south of the Canadian border to double its size. The United States has also successfully negotiated important fishing rights in Canadian waters and has agreed, among other things, not to prevent U.K. creditors from recovering debt debts. Two months later, the most important details had been drawn up, and on 30 Nov. 1782 the United States and Great Britain signed the draft articles of the treaty. France signed its own interim peace agreement with Great Britain on 20 January 1783 and in September of that year the final treaty was signed by the three nations and Spain.