This Day In History

  • 1777 On this day, France formally recognized the United States as an independent nation. With this recognition, the war entered a new phase as an international war, which eventually helped us win our independence.

Quote of the Day

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.Benjamin Franklin

This Day In History

  • 1777 On this day, France formally recognized the United States as an independent nation. With this recognition, the war entered a new phase as an international war, which eventually helped us win our independence.

Quote of the Day

"Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition."Thomas Jefferson