Sunday, July 04, 2004

France Saved OUR Ass in the Revolutionary War

On this Fourth of July, I'd like to remind all those Americans who love to say that we saved France's ass in World War II:

1776 - The signing of the Declaration of Independence took place at the beginning of the Revolutionary War, a war that would drag on into the next decade.

Dec. 1776 - The Americans were in desperate need of arms and financing. Benjamin Franklin went to France to urge them to join us in fighting the British.

1776-1778 - The American Revolutionary War was a long slog, with the Americans getting their asses pretty well kicked by the British army.

1778 - France signed a treaty of alliance with the United States.

1781 - American and French forces defeated the British army at Yorktown, VA and the war began to turn in our favor.

1783 - A peace treaty was signed between Great Britain and the United States.

In other words, WE wouldn't be HERE if France hadn't saved OUR ass in the Revolutionary War. So shut up about WWII already.

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