HIS263Y1 Lecture : Lecture

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17 Jan 2011
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Fur trade and the development of new france. Samuel de champlain key figure in the finding of quebec. 1608 established quebec prior to that t ried the establish a permanent base from which to control all things within new france port royal (nova scotia) Because of distance from valley of the st. lawrence (important for fur trade), abandon acadia and decided to make quebec the effective capital of the french empire in north america known as la nouvelle france. Remembered as a father figure of french canada. Champlain had a dream for what he wanted to accomplish in north america. The notion that one day new france would r ival and potentially surpass france itself. In terms of population, wealth, as well as military and political influence. The dream has two essential and interrelated components. Economic the fur trade is recognized as the vehicle to drive this dream. Religious projecting christian ideals as widely as possible in northern north.

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