Franco-American alliance facts for kids
The Franco-American alliance was the 1778 alliance between the Kingdom of France and the United States during the American Revolutionary War. Formalized in the 1778 Treaty of Alliance, it was a military pact in which the French provided many supplies for the Americans.
The French alliance was possible once the Americans captured a British invasion army at Saratoga in October 1777, demonstrating the viability of the American cause.
The alliance became controversial after 1793 when Britain and Revolutionary France again went to war and the U.S. declared itself neutral.
The alliance was defunct by 1794 and formally ended in 1800.
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