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Jacques Cartier

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Jacques Cartier

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◦Sailed with many explorers◦April 1534 met King Francis◦July 1534 claimed land for France◦1535 went on 2nd voyage◦1541 went on his 3rd voyage

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Cartier was a French Explorer

Jacques Cartier

Cartier was born on December 31, 1491, in Saint-Malo, Brittany, France, and was sent by King Francis I to the New World in search of riches and a new route to Asia in 1534. His exploration of the St. Lawrence River allowed France to lay claim to lands that would become Canada.

Cartier made 3 voyagesIn his first voyage Cartier sailed on April 20, 1534, with two ships and 61 men, and arrived 20 days later. He explored the west coast of Newfoundland, discovered Prince Edward Island.On his second voyage, he set back the following year, in May, with 3 ships and 110 men. Two Indians Cartier had captured previously now served as guides, and he and his men navigated the St. Lawrence, as far as Quebec, and established a base.In May of 1541, Cartier departed on his third voyage with 5 ships. He had by now abandoned the idea of finding a passage to the Orient, and was sent to establish a permanent settlement along the St. Lawrence River on behalf of France. Cartier set up camp again near Quebec, and they found an abundance of what they thought were gold and diamonds.

Cartier's ships

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