French Intervention in Mexico and the American Civil War, 1862–1867

The following is article is part of the United States Department of State's "Milestones in the History of U.S. Foreign Relations" series. It is reproduced here under the public domain. Introduction In 1862, French Emperor Napoleon III maneuvered to establish a French client state in Mexico, and eventually installed Maximilian of Habsburg, Archduke of Austria, as Emperor of … Continue reading French Intervention in Mexico and the American Civil War, 1862–1867