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The Confederation of Canada 500-1850

The First Nations People

Early Asian and European Exploration ( About 500-1100)

Age of European Exploration (1450-1600)

Mercantilism

Desire for Power

Exploration

Colonization

Struggle for Power

Need for wealth and prestige

Need for Colonies

Seeking other lands

Claiming Other lands Settling and controlling other lands

French Colonial Rule (1663-1759)

British Colonial Rule (1763-1932)

-The Aborigonal Peoples have lived all over Canada. - The land and all the living things were important to the First Nations.The Firsts Nations have changed the enviorment.

- They have visited to the West Coast of North America from Asia. -They have visited to the East Coast of North America from Europe -Archaeological has evidence proves voyages by vikings

-Europeans have sought a Northwest Passage to Asia -Europeans sought goods such has silk and spices and they have found out more about the world -Some European Explorers were Columbus,Cabot and Champlain

- Some Europeans believed that they n can trade with anyone even the Aboriginals -Most European countries wanted colonies to establish support trade in which they could cheaply acquire raw materials and other goods

-The French have began their settlement in Acadia, where farming was their major occupation. After that along the St. Lawerence, most people were involved and the fur trade. -In 1663, New France became a Royal Colony under Louis XIV - The French began to compete a lot for the fur trade - The seven years of war between the french and british was also faught in North America

-The Seven Years War concluded with the signing of Treaty of Paris in 1763. -The Britain had controlled most of North America. -Between the 1812 and 1814, the U.S and Britan were at war. It had several long-lasting effects on Canada: 1.American Immigration was discouraged 2. Pride developed 3. Assimilation of the First Nations people

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