- History of the U.S. and France
- Chiefs of Missions for France
- European Heritage Days
- U.S.- France Relations
France is one of the oldest U.S. allies, dating to 1778 when the French monarchy recognized the independence of the United States. French military and economic assistance during the American War of Independence (1775-81) was crucial to the American victory. Since then, relations between the two countries have remained active, despite periods that have tested this long friendship.