France, which was recently defeated, jumped at the opportunity to stab Britain in the back.
to mess with England
One of the greatest turning-points of the American Revolution was the colonists' victory over the British at Saratoga in the fall of 1777. This victory convinced several European nations that the American cause was worth supporting, with France in particular providing aid that proved critical to the ultimate victory in the war.
The French war fleet prevented a British warship rescue of British troops in Yorktown. Washington's army blocked any land escape, so without France's aid, the American Revolution could have been a failure.
Washington and his advisors had to decided whether or not to aid France in the French Revolution based on the Treaty of Alliance.
The Battle of Saratoga is considered the turning point for the Americans in the Revolutionary War. They stopped the southern advance of the British and this convinced France that the Americans had a chance to win, so the officially recognized the US and provided military aid in money and troops, especially the French Navy.
Military aid - ships, guns, ammunition. Anything to annoy the English!
France sent over 12,000 soldiers and 32,000 sailors to aid America during the American Revolution.
The French came to our aid. Lafayette helped train troops at Valley Forge. And the French Navy trapped the British at Yorktown.
France, the Netherlands, and Spain
France aided the American revolutionaries against Britain.
France supported the American revolution (they were already at war with England at the time).
During the American revolution
Benjamin Franklin went to France seeking military and economic aid.