TREATIES The Treaty Of Tordedillas - Excited by the gold Columbus had brought back from America, Ferdinand and Isabella, joint monarchs of Spain, sought formal confirmation of their ownership of these new lands. They feared the interference of Portugal, which was the major seafaring nation. At Spain’s urging the Pope drew a “Line of Demarcation” which seemed to be to favorable to Spain, they drew up this treaty, and moved the line farther west.
Treaty of Paris, 1763 The Treaty of 1763 was signed by Great Britain, France, and Spain. Together with the Treaty of Hubertusburg it ended the SEVEN YEARS WAR. France lost Canada to Britain, Cuba and the Philippines were restored to Spain, and India in effect passed to Britain. From this treaty dated the colonial and maritime supremacy of Britain.