Though the vast British army seemed almost unstoppable during the 1700s, they saw the war of the American Revolution as no pushover. One of the reasons to why America came out so strong was the aid it received from it’s friends and allies. Among it’s allies, probably the most single most dedicated person was the French general Marquis De Lafayette.
At the age of 14, Marquis De Lafayette joined the French army, which is when his career as a captain would begin. When Marquis De Lafayette was 19, he became the captain of the dragoons and it was around then when he decided that he must aid America for their independence. The British had found out and decided to arrest him, which later he escaped. Marquis De Lafayette came to aid the Americans for volunteering service without pay, and in August 1, he met George Washington whom he would eventually become close friends