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THE FRENCH COLONIES and the settlement of English colonies . Standard 1.1 E.q . How did French colonies change the economic system of the colonies? . Where did the French settle . Mississippi River to St. Lawrence Sea Way (Quebec). . Social characteristics . Religion: Roman Catholic;

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the french colonies and the settlement of english colonies

THE FRENCH COLONIES and the settlement of English colonies

Standard 1.1

E.q. How did French colonies change the economic system of the colonies?

where did the french settle
Where did the French settle
  • Mississippi River to St. Lawrence Sea Way (Quebec).
social characteristics
Social characteristics
  • Religion: Roman Catholic;
    • Converted natives without force
  • Society: not dependent on slaves due to geography.
    • Intermarried with the natives
    • Influenced by migration pattern
economic and political characteristics
Economic and political characteristics
  • Political: Authoritarian;
    • Act of authorizing something
    • Control = King.
  • Economic: fur trapping, trading & exports;
    • Dependent on natives for commerce
    • The need for hunting grounds brought them into conflict with the English.
  • Why did the French go in this direction instead of stable crops?
english colonies
English colonies
  • Motivationally geographically, economically, politically & socially diverse.
  • Settled from the East coast, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Appalachian Mountains.
    • Planned on staying long term.
  • Jamestown, VA – 1st permanent English settlement founded by a joint – stock company (1606)
    • Colony owned by a group of investors. (VA Company).
va company and john smith
VA Company And John Smith
  • Had its charter revoked and became a royal colony;
    • A colony under the direct control of the king through an appointed royal governor
    • Colonial assemblies had control of the purse and used it to control the impact of the royal governors.
  • John Smith: was dismayed that nearly all of the settlers were consumed by the through of finding gold.
    • Many would die due cold winters, disease & starvation
    • Aided by the Native Americans and later would prosper by growing tobacco. (Staple Crop).
powhatans
Powhatans
  • Alarmed by the # of settlers; killed livestock & destroyed farms;
    • Due to starvation Jamestown went from 600 to 60 colonists.
head right system
Head Right System
  • The VA Company was trying to attract more colonist to America because they needed help in growing tobacco
    • Offered them 50 acres of land to each settler and family members who accompanied him.
  • Indentured Servants: people who were forced to work for a certain period of time (usually 7 yrs) in return for their paid passage to North America.