History

Question

In 1778, the United States and France signed the Treaty of Alliance, in which both countries agreed to assist the other in case of an attack by Great Britain. In 1793, Great Britain and France went to war. What did President George Washington do in response to the war between Great Britain and France?

1 Answer

  • President George Washington wanted to remain neutral and not pick a side when France and Great Britain went to war. He signed the Proclamation of Neutrality, which threatened legal litigation if any American provided assistance to either country.