During the Revolutionary War, Benjamin Franklin served as the envoy and first Ambassador to France for the United States. His official title was Minister to France. Additionally, John Adams, Arthur Lee and Silas Deane served as diplomats on various missions to France to gain an alliance during the war.
Franklin had been selected to lead the diplomatic relations with France due to his massive popularity in the country. He along with his fellow diplomats signed two treaties with France in 1778. These were Treaty of Alliance and the Treaty of Amity and Commerce. Adams helped negotiate the Treaty of Paris that ended the war.