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1777: The Continental Congress votes to accept the services of the Marquis de Lafayette, who will command a division during the American Revolutionary War. Lafayette will assist the American Colonies, although he has been forbidden to do so by the king of France, Louis XVI. The French have secretly been supporting the American war effort for nearly two years.

Today: The United States regards England as one of its closest allies and strongest supporters. The two countries frequently support one another in economic, military, and cultural efforts.

1777: The victory at Saratoga is a turning point for the Revolutionary War. For the first tune, the English realize that they can not beat the Americans. Parliament asks George in to back down and end the war. He refuses to consider the option.

Today: The monarchy of England has little political power and could neither declare war nor sustain one in...

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