Derek, Rachel, Hwayeon, Archan, Christina, Krystine. The Society of New France. WAS THERE MORE FREEDOM FOR THE CITIZENS OF NEW FRANCE?. Individuals did not have the right to vote for the governor of the colony There was no free press in the colony
There was no free press in the colony
Citizens had the responsibility of being “loyal citizens,” but without many rights
Administrators were appointed by the King and were expected to keep order, along with the military establishment and SeigneursSociety of New France: beginning
In New France, a peasant would’ve grown up in the same village or region and lived there for all their life. They would be very familiar with the traditions and cultural values of that region.
In New France, habitants came from different regions, therefore they would have to become accustomed to different ways of living.For example:
There were Aboriginal influences, particularly with the coureurs de bois and voyageurs, who learned about the Aboriginal traditions of freedom and equalitySociety of New France
The French Catholic Church was the most dominant force in early New France
In the early days, only Catholics could be settlers, hold public offices, and collect tithes
“as long as you do what you’re told, you’ll be taken care of...” – teachings of Catholic Church
Later on, a commoner could rise to the status of a bishop in the Catholic ChurchHierarchy of the Church
Semi-feudal system of land distribution
Land was distributed in stripscalled seigneuries
Each piece of land belonged to the King of France and wasmaintained by a Seigneur
Habitants paid taxes and wererequired to work for the Seigneur at least 3 times a yearWhat is the Seigneural System?