2. Possibly the second most hated group of human beings on the planet (next to Americans of course), for reasons that vary from person to person.
3. The official language of France, and some of its neighboring countries, such as Belgium, etc. Fun to learn, but difficult to master.
2. Americans tend to hate the French, but whether they like it or not, they've been helpful through the years. You can't forget history because the president tells you to.
3. Est-ce que vous aimez parler le français? Oui, mais je ne le parle pas très bien.
The battlefield of Europe: The French generally dislike war due to the fact that almost half of the battles of modern Europe were fought of French soil, and the French civilians have perished by it, on their land, for over two millenia.
The second country (America was the first) to have a major revolution which favored Democracy (it didn't work out all that well). They even gave us an enormous statue for that fact.