This is a 16 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on the American Revolutionary War - The French Alliance. Each of the slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
France's interest in the American fight for independence stemmed from France's humiliating defeat during the Seven Years War at the hands of its ancient enemy, England. Nowhere was the victory at Saratoga more noted than in France, which had been tentative in its efforts to assist the Americans.
The official attitude of the French government toward the American Revolution in 1776 and 1777 was essentially a recognition of belligerency. This was the case at the fall 1776 arrival of the Continental Congress's official diplomatic mission to Europe led by Benjamin Franklin. Watchful waiting by French diplomacy came to an end when the news of the surrender of Burgoyne's army at Saratoga reached Paris on December 4, 1777.
France and Britain drifted into hostilities without a declaration of war when their fleets off Ushant off the northwest coast of France on June 17, 1778. A French expeditionary force arrived in the United States in 1780. As was demonstrated at the Battle of Yorktown, the French Alliance was decisive for the cause of American independence.
The presentation covers the following:
Lord North’s Proposal
Siege of Newport
“Amity and Commerce”
“Conditional and Defensive Alliance”
Excerpts from the Treaty of Alliance: Article 1 and 2
Excerpts from the Treaty of Alliance: Article 6 and 7
Excerpts from the Treaty of Alliance: Article 12
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