Treaty of Alliance with France

2/6/1778

This treaty formalized France’s financial and military support of the revolutionary government in America. As part of the alliance between “the most Christian King and the United of North America,” neither party could conclude a peace “with Great Britain without the formal consent of the other.” Text adapted from “Rough Journal Page Documenting Ratification and Final Page of the Treaty of Paris, 1786” in the September 2008 National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) publication Social Education.

National Archives, General Records of the United States Government


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