Jerrad drellishak - french in north america


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Jerrad drellishak - french in north america

  1. 1. French Colonies Jerrad Drellishak
  2. 2. American Colonies 5 – Canada and Iroquoia <ul><li>The French were looking into ways to increase trade and stabilize it in America for themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Any cut off from trade would leave devastation to the natives. A cut off in trade would start a war between them. </li></ul><ul><li>The French needed the natives as the natives needed the French, so trade stayed modest. </li></ul>
  3. 3. American Colonies 5 – Canada and Iroquoia <ul><li>Important materials of trade from the natives was fur, which was highly sought for in Europe. </li></ul><ul><li>Mariners existed for the whaling and fishing regions near the land. </li></ul><ul><li>Mariners would sometimes cause a nuisance in the trading business. They would capture natives and enslave them. However this did not stop the trade situation. </li></ul>
  4. 4. American Colonies 5 – Canada and Iroquoia <ul><li>In order to keep trade relations, the French had to choose to side with certain tribes who were at war with eachother. </li></ul><ul><li>Because of firearms supplied by the French (though originally prohibited), the hostility grew violent and bloody between the tribes. </li></ul><ul><li>Iroquois worked to prevent the northern natives from trading with the Dutch in the south. </li></ul>
  5. 5. American Colonies 5 – Canada and Iroquoia <ul><li>St. Lawrence Valley became Canada after being reclaimed by the French. </li></ul><ul><li>Catholics worked to convert natives into Jesuits. </li></ul><ul><li>Disease ended up wiping out much of the native population. </li></ul>
  6. 6. American Colonies 16 – French America <ul><li>French worked alongside with the natives to fight against British expansion. </li></ul><ul><li>Much of the French expansion was weakly populated, so native allies became an important aspect. </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian colonies were relatively safe from attack due to their location and small populations, as well as the cohesion they had with the native populace. </li></ul>
  7. 7. American Colonies 16 – French America <ul><li>Canada was actually run by a trading company and not the government. </li></ul><ul><li>The need for emigration was low until war broke out against the British. </li></ul><ul><li>The emigrants brought from France’s purpose was to fight as soldiers, so men were mainly sent. </li></ul>
  8. 8. American Colonies 16 – French America <ul><li>Because of the lush and untouched landscape, emigrants to Canada lived with more abundance. </li></ul><ul><li>Governance in Canada was different than that of France, it was more centralized and militaristic. </li></ul><ul><li>For instance, it had a triarchy of a Military General, an Intendant, and a Bishop. </li></ul>
  9. 9. American Colonies 16 – French America <ul><li>The native population became very dependent on trade with the French. </li></ul><ul><li>This in turn, lead to the French becoming more and more subject to the demands of their allies. </li></ul><ul><li>The entire expansion and trade project cost more than France profited. </li></ul>