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Struggle for north america

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  • 1.  France claimed Canada- called it New France › Great Lakes, Mississippi River, Louisiana Profitable › Fur trapping › Trading › Fishing King Louis XIV only allowed Catholics to move there
  • 2.  First permanent English colony- Jamestown, Virginia (1607) › Tobacco Pilgrims in Plymouth, Massachusetts (1620) › Wanted religious freedom Plantation economy › African slaves
  • 3.  Self government › Each colony had its own government › Each colony had a representative assembly › Made decisions on local issues
  • 4.  France › Canada › Central North America Spain › Central America › Western South America › Texas and Florida England › Eastern North America › Northern Canada
  • 5.  Fought between France and England Fighting for land in North America Also called the 7 years war Treaty of Paris ended the War › All lands east of the Mississippi went to England › Louisiana Territory went to Spain › Sugar producing islands in caribbean went to France

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