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The Growth of New France. Pgs. 201-205 Multiple Choice Quiz. France in America. In New Spain the Spanish grew wealthy from gold and silver . In New France the French grew wealthy from the fur trade . Unlike the Spanish, most French people were not interested in settling in North America.

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the growth of new france

The Growth of New France

Pgs. 201-205

Multiple Choice Quiz

france in america
France in America
  • In New Spain the Spanish grew wealthy from gold and silver.
  • In New France the French grew wealthy from the fur trade.
  • Unlike the Spanish, most French people were not interested in settling in North America.
a slow growing empire
A Slow – Growing Empire
  • During the rule of King Louis XIV, times were good in France.
  • No one was interested in leaving France to live in the wilderness of North America.
quebec and montreal
Quebec and Montreal
  • From 1608-1763 the French built only two towns in New France – Quebec and Montreal.
  • They also built some small towns across Canada and along the Mississippi River.
  • By 1625 the population of Quebec was only about 60 people.
the french and indians
The French and Indians
  • The French were friendly toward the Indians which helped them to prosper.
  • In addition to the fur trade, the French spent time exploring.
  • They reached the Mississippi but were unable to travel the rivers easily.
  • They learned to build birch bark canoes from the Indians.
northwest passage
Northwest Passage
  • The French thought that the Mississippi might be the Northwest Passage.
  • For many years, explorers continued to look for a quicker route through North America to Asia.
northwest passage9
Northwest Passage
  • The French quickly discovered that the Mississippi River could not be the Northwest Passage because the river flowed south.
la salle
La Salle
  • La Salle was a French explorer who lead an expedition of 20 people and about 30 Indians down the Mississippi River.
  • La Salle claimed the river and all its tributaries for France.
  • He named the area Louisiana. Why?