Struggles for north america

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Struggles for north america

  1. 1. Struggles for North America<br />
  2. 2. New France<br />
  3. 3. French Explorers and Fur Traders claimed land from Quebec to the Great Lakes and down the Mississippi to Louisiana<br />Population grew slowly<br />
  4. 4. The 13 English Colonies<br />
  5. 5. Early Settlers<br />Jamestown, Virginia: built in 1607<br />1620 Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, MA<br />Signed an agreement among the people<br />
  6. 6. New England<br /> Settlers were farmers who transferred to America the village life they had enjoyed in England<br />Southern Colonies<br /> emerged a plantation economy based on tobacco, rice, and other crops<br />
  7. 7. Government<br />Appointed royal governors <br />Parliament passed laws to regulate colonial trade<br />Each colony had its own representative assembly elected by propertied men<br />
  8. 8. British – French Rivalry<br />French and Indian War (1754 to 1763)<br />British won<br />Peace Treaty of Paris 1763 ensured British dominance<br />France ceded Canada and its lands east of Mississippi River to Britain.<br />French lost India<br />
  9. 9. Native Americans<br /><ul><li>Disease weakened or killed large numbers
  10. 10. Trails blazed by Indians became highways for settlers moving west</li>

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