Do you agree that the United States was hemmed in, under the Treaty of Paris?
To find information on the Treaty of Paris, and the implications, go to the library's LibGuides web page (link below). Select 'Databases by Subject' (in the left hand column). One of the subject tabs is 'History & geneology'.
There are a variety of Online Databases that may provide information on this topic. I selected the EBSCO: Academic Search Complete.
Search "Treaty of Paris" (including quotes, so that it will search as a phrase). In the left hand column, be sure to select Full Text and Scholarly (Peer reviewed) Journals. This resulted in 844 articles.
Further down in that column, you can refine your search by Subject Thesaurus term and/or Subject. I used International Relations and International Law as a starting point. Try other terms to limit your results.