Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Tuesday's One Cup of Java Challenge

One Cup of Java Challenge: American history for today’s One Cup of Java Challenge. In modern terms, the relationship between the U.S. and Great Britain is described as a special friendship. That was not always the case, and it’s hardly the only country with which we’ve had ups and downs. On this date in 1778, during the Revolutionary War, the new U.S. government signed its first two treaties ever – one a treaty of commerce, the other of alliance. Your One Cup question this morning – with which country, whom we’ve had subsequent ups and downs – did the U.S. sign its first two treaties?

Answer: France

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