The government supports a balanced trade policy that guarantees French companies` access to foreign markets, but preserves collective sensitivities and preferences and promotes compliance with the Paris Agreement. Also in December, French President Macron criticized President Trump for his decision to withdraw US troops from Syria, saying: «To be an ally is to fight shoulder to shoulder. This is the most important thing for a head of state and a military leader,» and «An ally should be reliable,» congratulated Mr. Macron, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, calling him a «reliable partner.» Mattis resigned because of Trump`s announcement. [125] [126] 7/ The positive effects of these FDI flows are spread across the United States. The states of California, New York and Texas, because of their economic importance, attract both the largest percentage of French foreign direct investment and the largest number of job-creating foreign direct investment. == States benefit from this investment relationship, as shown in the map below. Similarly, all French regions benefit from direct investment in the United States. In 2007, Sarkozy delivered a speech to Congress, seen as a strong confirmation of Franco-American relations; During the visit, he also met with President George W. Bush as well as Senators John McCain and Barack Obama (before being chosen as presidential candidates). [101] In the 1840s, Britain and France planned to promote the republic of Texas` continued independence and block U.S. measures for California`s accession.

Reflection on the balance of power led Britain to keep Western territories out of U.S. hands in order to limit U.S. power; In the end, France refused such intervention to limit British power, the same reason why France had sold Louisiana to the United States and previously supported the American Revolution. [27] Thus, most of the territorial growth of the continental United States has been achieved with the support of France. During World War I, the United States was initially neutral, but eventually came into conflict in 1917 and released the money it desperately needed — in the form of loans to repay — that bought American food, oil, and chemicals for France`s efforts. U.S. troops were sent without their heavy equipment (so that ships could carry more soldiers). They used French artillery, aircraft and tanks, such as the SPAD XIII double-deck fighter and Renault FT light armored vehicles that served in 1918 in the aviation and armored formations of the American Expeditionary Force on the Western Front. In 1918, the United States sent more than two million combat troops under the command of General John J. Pershing operating on its own sector of the Western Front.

They gave a decisive lead to the Allies, as the Germans could no longer replace their heavy losses and lost confidence in them until September 1918. [42] [43] Relations between the two nations have been generally calm for two decades. In 1823, the United States, in collaboration with Great Britain, issued the «Monroe Doctrine» to dissuade the European powers, especially Spain, but also France, from confiscating countries of the New World. The French had every interest in expanding trade opportunities in Latin America, especially as Spain`s role stopped. There was a desire among senior French officials that some of the newly independent countries of Latin America could elect a Bourbon king, but there were never any actual operations.