on october 26, 1776, exactly one month to the day after being named an agent of a diplomatic commission by the continental congress, benjamin franklin sets sail from philadelphia for france, with which he was to negotiate and secure a formal alliance and treaty.
in france, the accomplished franklin was feted throughout scientific and literary circles and he quickly became a fixture in high society. while his personal achievements were celebrated, franklin’s diplomatic success in france was slow in coming. although it had been secretly aiding the patriot cause since the outbreak of the american revolution, france felt it could not openly declare a formal allegiance with the united states until they were assured of an american victory over the british.
for the next year, franklin made friends with influential officials throughout france, while continuing to push for a formal alliance. france continued to secretly support the patriot cause with shipments of war supplies, but it was not until the american victory over the british at the battle of saratoga in october 1777 that france felt an american victory in the war was possible.
a few short months after the battle of saratoga, representatives of the united states and france, including benjamin franklin, officially declared an alliance
martin luther king, jr. founded the southern christian leadership conference.this was the time of great turmoil when blacks were segregated from the whites by certain laws. these laws gave numerous privileges to the white people and increased the suffering of the black people. numerous blacks also migrated from the colonies to the us that put fuel into fire.
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