French and Dutch Settlements

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French and Dutch Settlements

  1. 1. French and Dutch Settlements in the New World
  2. 2. Samuel de Champlain <ul><li>French Explorer </li></ul><ul><li>He explored the Saint Lawrence River </li></ul><ul><li>Hoping to find the Northwest Passage </li></ul><ul><li>Founded the French colony of Quebec </li></ul><ul><li>Quebec was a great trading center for beaver fur. </li></ul><ul><li>The French colonies were called “New France.” </li></ul>
  3. 4. Henry Hudson <ul><li>Sailed for the Dutch </li></ul><ul><li>Dutch colonies in North America became known as “New Netherland” </li></ul><ul><li>The Netherlands is another name for Holland, the country of the Dutch. </li></ul><ul><li>“ New Amsterdam”– Dutch town </li></ul><ul><li>“ New Amsterdam” was later taken over by the English and renamed “New York.” </li></ul>
  4. 7. Champlain searched for a quicker sea route to Asia Beaver were plentiful in the forests near Quebec. Hudson explored the North American coast. Causes Effects
  5. 8. Suppose that you are a French or Dutch explorer in the 1500’s. Write a letter to your ruler explaining why he or she should pay for your expedition. Explain what you hope to find and why it will be valuable to your country.

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