Class Notes (1,100,000)
CA (620,000)
McGill (30,000)
EDEE (90)

EDEE 280 Lecture Notes - Jean Talon, Seigneurial System Of New France, Sovereign Council Of New France

Elementary Education
Course Code
EDEE 280
Paul Zanazanian

This preview shows half of the first page. to view the full 3 pages of the document.
Class 9: New France: Life and Traditions in the Colony
Jean Talon and the Filles du roy
set out to increase immigration & population
shipped over filles du roy (770 young orphans) to match with men and have babies
within 3 months all were married
wanted to raise demographics
gave out $ for families with lots of children (10+), men married by 20, women married by 16 &
the 26th child would receive a free education
New France as a Royal Colony
expression of absolutism in New France
o mercantilism colony needs to serve needs of mother country
provided France with new & raw materials
o triangular trade
colonial administration
o the governor military person who controlled military forces
represented the king
responsible for affairs & dealt with FN
gave out trade licenses
promoted glory of France
o the intendant an administrator of finances, economic development, justice & civil
had to pay for troops
managed trade
cared about the colony
o rivalry between the governor & the intendant New France vs. France
o the sovereign council supreme court
consisted of governor, intendant, bishop & counsellors
number of counsellors grew as the population did
3 functions:
court of appeals
issued decrees for governance
issue royal edicts
the seigneurial system
o typical land holding system from France to Quebec
o aims
provide colony with basic land survey system
establish a framework between privileged & land peasants
develop system for recruiting & settling immigrants
o the seigneur
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version