What Is The Character Of The French Empire In Canada

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What was the character of the French empire in Canada? (Question from Overview page) The French empire had a slow start in starting their expansion in the New World (Brands 20). It first started out with Giovanni da Verrazzano, then a failed attempt with Jacques Cartier in 1524, and finally a successful journey was made in 1608 by Samuel de Chaplain (Brands 20 & PowerPoint). With the cold weather, it was hard for the French who established themselves in Quebec (founded by Chaplain) to find enough animals with thick furs to supply the demand of furs. Instead of isolating, and eliminating the Native Americans like the English did, the French took a different approach. The French saw Native Americans as allies, starting the trading business of

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