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Treaty of Alliance 1778 (4)

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Treaty of Alliance 1778:

After the Battle of Saratoga, the American Commissioners Benjamin Franklin, Silas Deane, and Arthur Lee negotiated the Treaty of Alliance with France. This treaty was ratified on May 4, 1778, becoming the first treaty of alliance ever made by the United States. In the treaty, France recognized the United States as an independent country and promised to support it in its war with England. This treaty changed the nature of the war, broadening it from a rebellion in one of the colonies to an international conflict. 


Source: http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/uhic/ReferenceDetailsPage/ReferenceDetailsWindow?displayGroupName=K12-Reference&prodId=UHIC&action=e&windowstate=normal&catId=&documentId=GALE%7CEJ2153000596&mode=view


Commissioners signing the Treaty of Alliance:


Another useful site: http://americanhistory.abc-clio.com/Analyze/Display/1443962?cid=13&terms=treaty+of+alliance+with+France+1778 



Comments (6)

Avery Heussner said

at 6:14 pm on Sep 13, 2010

Great job! This picture makes the event come alive for me. I would also like to add that it is very ironic that the French, after the French and Indian War, decided to ally with America to help defeat England, since only two or so decades earlier they were enemies and were gruesomely fighting each other. - Avery Heussner

Avery Heussner said

at 6:15 pm on Sep 13, 2010

above: period 4

Chris Boucher said

at 4:57 pm on Sep 14, 2010

The French were not technically a part of the revolution untill Britain declared war on them several days after the treaty was signed. Also, this treaty and the alliance with France caused Spain to also join on the side of the Americans

Jennifer Guignard said

at 4:59 pm on Sep 14, 2010

This definition is good, though i would add that France had been secretly helping the American's in the revolution against Britian before this treaty was even issued.

Jennifer Guignard- period 4

Alyssa Guillen said

at 5:00 pm on Sep 14, 2010

I loved your definition on this event. You were straight to the point and included the important details. Good job.
-Alyssa Guillen

Eysa Lee said

at 11:26 pm on Sep 15, 2010

Nice definition! I'm not sure about this, but I think this treaty also made some of the British troops leave Philadelphia? I think it was Howe's troops, but I'm not entirely sure.
-Eysa Lee

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