Getting support from any foreign country was very important for the colonists during the Revolutionary War. We wanted to get support from both France and Spain. The colonists had many disadvantages in the Revolutionary War. One of those disadvantages was the lack of supplies. If we got support from France and other countries, this would help our military in the fight against Great Britain.
Another disadvantage the colonists faced was a lack of military training. France was more experienced at fighting than we were. The French and their generals could help train our soldiers.
We also didn’t have much of a navy. The French navy could be an asset to us if they helped us. With over 10,000 French soldiers and over 30,000 French sailors on our side, the help of the French was very important to our military. For example, the French navy played an important role in the Battle of Yorktown.
Becoming allied with France would also help with our trade. We received most-favored nation trading status with France. This helped improve our trade with France.
When France began to help us, it also opened the door for other countries to assist us. There were many benefits to having help from France during the Revolutionary War.