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American Revolution 1763-1789 The birth of a new nation - to commence at the Proclaimation of 1763 to the end of the Articles of Confederation.

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La statue de Lafayette



LAFAYETTE ET WASHINGTON

HOMMAGE A LA FRANCE
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DE ON GENEREUX CONCOURS
DANS LA LUTTE DU PEUPLE DES ETATS UNIS
POUR L'INDEPENDENCE ET LA LIBERTE.



Washington at Place d'Iéna
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I have always believed that most current Americans are not aware of just how much US independence is owed to the French.

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Huyen,

You are of course right about that, but you also can't look at it through the narrow view of just the American Revolution. Remember that the French and the British were involved in a worldwide struggle for global dominance that didn't end until Napoleon fell. Supporting the American colonists against the British served French policy goals because it made sure that British resources--and troops--were tied up in fighting a war here in North America while the rest of the global struggle took place.

Certainly, the French and Indian War has to be viewed through the same prism, and a recent book that I read a year or so ago by Walter Borneman on the French and Indian War makes that point strongly and indelibly.

Had there not been a political motivation and benefit to the French to help the colonists, the French never would have committed the resources to allying with the fledgling US. Later, after the French Revolution, but before Napoleon came to power, the US very nearly went to war against the French when they came looking for payback for supporting us against the British. Only the wisdom of John Adams in resisting the drumbeats of war prevented us from coming to blows with the French.

Similarly, the War of 1812 has to be viewed as part of the global competition between Napoleon's France and the British Empire. That's why the British really didn't devote a ton of resources to the war with the U.S.--they had a war with Napoleon on the Continent to worry about.

We Americans are prone to look at historical events through the narrow vision of our own perspective, which means we too often overlook the big picture. And the big picture is the reason for this post.

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Wonder if there are any monuments to French figures in the US? I know of one statue of Lafayette in Washington DC, in Lafayette Park, and a statue of General Comte de Rochambeau there as well.
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