As United States minister to France when revolutionary fervor was rising toward the storming of the Bastille in 1789, Jefferson became an ardent supporter of the French Revolution, even allowing his residence to be used as a meeting place for the rebels led by Lafayette.
Beside this, what did Jefferson want from France?
Jefferson’s Hope for the French Revolution It is likely that Jefferson foresaw a similar end result: he hoped France would become a liberal democracy along the lines of the United States.
Subsequently, question is, did Thomas Jefferson ever go to France? Thomas Jefferson lived in France from 1784 to 1789, when he was the Minister to France for the newly formed United States of America. This nearly led Washington to dismiss Jefferson from his cabinet, but Jefferson left on his own and Washington never spoke to him again.
Also asked, when did Jefferson leave for France?
September 28, 1789
Why did Thomas Jefferson want to ally with France?
There, he came to love France and its people. During the French Revolution, Jefferson strongly supported France’s rebellion against the monarchy there as he despised it. He believed that government whether in the United States or in France should be in the hands of the people rather than one man.