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French-American Relations

French-American Relations

Last updated on February 12, 2015



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.

  • Political Relations

    Political Relations

    Relations between France and the United States are especially robust today, as evidenced by several recent instances of cooperation in the political sphere.

  • Transatlantic Cooperation: Educational, Economic, and Cultural

    Transatlantic Cooperation: Educational, Economic, and Cultural

    Cultural, scientific and technical cooperation

  • Culture
  • Economic Relations
  • Cooperation with Civil Society
  • Science and Technology
  • France Honors American World War Veterans

    Relations between France and the United States, allies and friends throughout history, have never been more robust.

  • History

    France’s First Encounters with the “New World”

  • At the Embassy

    At the Embassy

    The Embassy and the Residence of France host many events organized by La Maison Française and the other sections of the Embassy.

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