The French in North America<br />By: Alicia Willes<br />History 140<br />Online<br />
American Colonies 5 – Canada and Iroquoia<br />During the late sixteenth century, the French took an early lead in the fur...
American Colonies 5 – Canada and Iroquoia<br />Canada:<br />	- French had put their focus on moving up north for the fur t...
American Colonies 5 – Canada and Iroquoia<br />The Five nations were especially allies with the French. <br />Even though ...
American Colonies 5 – Canada and Iroquoia<br />The Jesuits played a role for the French colonies in North America. <br />T...
American Colonies 16 – French America<br />French immigrants were sent to America to form new colonies and to live a bette...
American Colonies 16 – French America<br />The New France slowly grew. <br />In 1650 = 700 colonists<br />In 1663 = 3000 c...
American Colonies 16 – French America<br />New Orleans became the colony’s largest town, seaport and government headquarte...
American Colonies 16 – French America<br />Selective settlement divided the vast colony of Louisiana into two very differe...
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  1. 1. The French in North America<br />By: Alicia Willes<br />History 140<br />Online<br />
  2. 2. American Colonies 5 – Canada and Iroquoia<br />During the late sixteenth century, the French took an early lead in the fur trade by establishing a summer presence at Tadoussac. The French traders developed alliances because of this. <br />The mariners would by fur from Indians and offered manufactured goods to them such as beads, kettles, and knives. <br />In 1610, The alliance brought on by the French caused the Iroquois to obtain metal weapons from the Dutch. They attacked the small French colony on the St. Lawrence.<br />The French made dangerous enemies because of the fur trade. <br />The fur trade pitted the Indians against one another in destructive competition. <br />
  3. 3. American Colonies 5 – Canada and Iroquoia<br />Canada:<br /> - French had put their focus on moving up north for the fur trade. They decided to go to Canada. <br /> - in 1609, Champlain and nine French soldiers joined a large allied war party the attack the Iroquois. <br /> - This grew the fur trade more competitive because officials fibbed the sale of guns to Indians. <br />
  4. 4. American Colonies 5 – Canada and Iroquoia<br />The Five nations were especially allies with the French. <br />Even though they were alliances/ enemies, they relied on each other during most of the 17th century. <br />The Indians had better quality goods than the French. <br />
  5. 5. American Colonies 5 – Canada and Iroquoia<br />The Jesuits played a role for the French colonies in North America. <br />They spread the word of god to the Indians and tried to convert them into Christianity. <br />Some missionaries would live with some tribes to get to know their culture and language to teach them and convert them. <br />
  6. 6. American Colonies 16 – French America<br />French immigrants were sent to America to form new colonies and to live a better life. <br />The French claimed and affected more of the continent than any other empire. <br />The French had farming <br />Maintained a good alliance with the Indians as long as the trading stayed stable and ran smoothly. <br />
  7. 7. American Colonies 16 – French America<br />The New France slowly grew. <br />In 1650 = 700 colonists<br />In 1663 = 3000 colonists<br />By 1660, the English had 58,000 colonists in New England and the Chesapeake<br />French trader married native women, which gave them predominance in the fur trade<br />In 1701, Iroquois made a peace that conceded the upper country to the French and their allies<br />
  8. 8. American Colonies 16 – French America<br />New Orleans became the colony’s largest town, seaport and government headquarters<br />The French colonies reflected a more militaristic, paternalistic, and centralized form of authority <br />Noble birth and aristocratic honor, rather than acquired wealth, were the primary criteria of status and authority in New France<br />
  9. 9. American Colonies 16 – French America<br />Selective settlement divided the vast colony of Louisiana into two very different landscapes:<br /> - a small plantation core remade by settlers<br /> - an immense hinterland dominated by Indians<br />Exposed to alcohol, disease, and violence, the Petite Nations dwindled from 24,000 in 1685 to just 4,000 in 1730<br />In 1717 a Canadian official states that the trade with the Indians are a necessary commerce. <br />

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