American Revolution and Revolutionary War: Was the United States' sovereignty ever officially recognized by Great Britain?Not until the Treaty of Paris in 1783 formally ended the war. By that time, several other countries had already officially recognized the United States as independent, and Great Britain had afforded de facto recognition when it treated the U.S. as an equal party in the peace negotiations that ended the war. The treaty just made official what had already been decided on the battlefield.
Diplomacy in the American Revolutionary War
At the same time Richard Oswald was asking if the terms of his commission to negotiate with the Americans could be slightly reworded to acknowledge that the 13 so-called colonies referred to themselves as "United States", and about 24 September , the Americans received word that this had been done.
Yes. The Treaty of Paris in 1783 recognised US sovereignty. The Native Americans who had fought on the British side were unhappy that it did not in any way recognise their territorial claims but handed their lands, presumable with them on, straight to the new US. Thereafter, Britain recognised the US as an equal, though got heavy handed in ways that led to the War of 1812.