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  • youresocreepyMar 25, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    I didn’t know exactly what the Franco-American Treaty was before. I did not know that it helped us stay in control of Massachusetts.

  • millnooorMar 13, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    I have never heard of the Franco-American Treaty.It’s interesting how it helped defeat Britain. When did that treaty come out?

    • oceanmtnskyMar 13, 2015 at 1:02 pm

      The Franco American treaty was also known as the “Treaty of Alliance” in 1778. The French wanted a way to get back at the British for the loss they had in the Seven Years War (a.k.a. French Indian War) of the 1750s and early 1760s. This alliance gave the American Revolution legitimacy in European politics and helped American Independence be recognized by other world powers.

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