Washington and His Comrades: Chapter VIII

The Alliance with France and its Results Washington badly needed aid from Europe, but there every important government was monarchical and it was not easy for a young republic, the child of revolution, to secure an ally. France tingled with joy at American victories and sorrowed at American reverses, but motives were mingled and perhaps …

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Federalist No 51, The Structure of the Government Must Furnish the Proper Checks…

…and Balances Between the Different Departments For the Independent Journal Wednesday, February 6, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: TO WHAT expedient, then, shall we finally resort, for maintaining in practice the necessary partition of power among the several departments, as laid down in the Constitution? The only answer that can …

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Anniversary of French Alliance

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. February 7.—Yesterday being the anniversary of forming the alliance between France and the United States, the honorable the Congress at Philadelphia gave a public entertainment to his Excellency the Minister Plenipotentiary of his Most Christian Majesty, at which the …

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