The Duel for North America 1608-1763 chap. 6 of American Pageant. find out about the edict of Nantes, The Seven years war,find out about braddock and other generals!

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The Duel for North America 1608-1763

* Difficulties w/colonizing as a result of rel. wars during the 1500s between the RCC and Protestant Huguenots i.e. St. Bartholomew's Day massacre

* Edict of Nantes: grants limited toleration to Fr. ProtestantsWar ceases

* 1608 Quebec est. by Fr. Lead by Samuel de Champlain "father of New Fr"

1. friendly w/Huron tribes and joins them in battle against Iroquois which earns Fr. Lasting enmity of the Iroquois who hindered penetration on Ohio

* Gov. of New Fr. Autocratic. No elected representative assemblies/right to trial by jury

* New Fr. Inhabited by 60,000 most had no econ reason to move there.

* New Fr. has beavers a valuable econ. resource 4 its warmth&appearance.

* Ind. Recruited 4 fur negociodie from disease,debauched by alcohol, killing beavers violated many Indian beliefs.

Eur. Had neg. effect on the ind. traditional way of life

* Practically extinguish beaver pop. & cause ecological harm

* Jesuits: Fr. Cath. Missionaries struggled 2 save Indians 4 Christ & from fur trappers. Suffer at the ends of Indians but are vital as explorers and geographers.

* Antoine Cadillac: founded Detroit, ""the city of the straits" in 1701

* Robert de la Salle:2 check Span. In2 the Gulf of Mexico he est. Louisiana in 1682 is murdered by his men when he is unable to find the Mississippi Delta in an expedition

* New Orleans: 1718 planted several vital fortified posts

* Kashkaskid,Cahokia and Vincennes exported grain


* King William's War(1689-1697) and Queen Anne's War(1702-1713)

1. Fr. Coureurs de bois (runners of the woods).vs. british colonies and any of their Indian allies.

2. Guerilla warfare.

3. British fail...