Lead: The government of Louis XVI, King of France looked with mischievous interest as England's North American colonies made their bid for independence in 1776.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Though many Frenchmen at all levels society sympathized with the goals of the American Patriots, Louis himself was no democrat and his advisors were certainly not interested in advancing the ideals of the Declaration of Independence. Their motives were much simpler. Having lost to Britain in the Seven Years or French and Indian War, France was anxious for revenge.


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