Rooted in the shared ideals of the French and American Revolutions, the French-American relationship has evolved greatly from the bonds established more than two centuries ago. From the Battle of Yorktown to the Invasion of Normandy, the French-American alliance has grown stronger and stronger throughout the years. After all, it is not by coincidence that Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady, and René Cassin, Nobel Peace Prize winner, collaborated to write the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Man over 50 years ago.
As our nations confront great challenges in a world of uncertainty, the strength of the French- American relationship remains strong. Political collaboration through the United Nations and the G8, military collaboration through NATO, and economic collaboration through various public and private sector initiatives continue to enhance our relationship and bring France and the United States closer than ever before.
The following pages shed light on the profound relationship between our two countries.
Cultural, scientific and technical cooperation
Relations between France and the United States, allies and friends throughout history, have never been more robust.
France’s First Encounters with the “New World”