Crispus Attucks was an American stevedore of African and Native American descent. He was the first person killed in the Boston Massacre and, therefore, the first American killed in the American Revolution.
Here’s a brief history of how France agreed to help the colonies and why? This is why the United State is historically referred to as a Child of France although English is the national language.
Perhaps most Americans are more familiar with Thomas Jefferson’s visit to France than Benjamin Franklin’s. I noticed in later years Jefferson’s visit years are listed much later than it is recorded in earlier history books. It’s nice to know how many others made today happen.