On Feb. 6, 1778, the Franco-American alliances were signed, thus stipulating support to the American cause from the French government. The French would prove vital in the British surrender at Yorktown, a key victory for the Patriots. The distance needed to travel by the French fleet proved troublesome for the Patriots as they attempted to drive the British Army closer to surrender.
Today In History- February 6
Franco-American alliances signed.
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Franco-American alliances signed, ensuring French support.
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