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The Revolutionary War
The French in the War


The Events Leading up to the Revolutionary War
The Battles of the War
The French in the War
Women, Native Americans, and African Americans in the War
Famous People of Revolutionary War
Strengths and Weaknesses
End of the War

This web page is about the French in the Revolutionary War.

This is a French Flag.

This is a French war ship.

The United States needed an ally to help them against the British, so they turned to the French. The French could provide weapons and supplies. The French also had a powerful navy that the colonists needed. The colonies sent Benjamin Franklin to Paris to persuade the French to declare war on England. It wasn't until Saratoga that the French allied with the United States and declared war on England (see the "Battles" page then "Battle of Saratoga".