Where were the French located in North America?

New France, French Nouvelle-France, (1534–1763), the French colonies of continental North America, initially embracing the shores of the St. Lawrence River, Newfoundland, and Acadia (Nova Scotia) but gradually expanding to include much of the Great Lakes region and parts of the trans-Appalachian West.

Where were the British located in North America?

On the west coast the HBC colony of Vancouver Island was established in 1849 and what is now southern British Columbia became another crown colony in 1858. In 1866 the two were united as British Columbia, a single colony with enlarged boundaries….British North America.

Published Online February 6, 2006
Last Edited January 28, 2014

Did more British or French live in North America?

At the beginning of the French and Indian War (1754–1763), the British population in North America outnumbered the French 20 to 1.

Who came first to North America the French or the British?

The invasion of the North American continent and its peoples began with the Spanish in 1565 at St. Augustine, Florida, then British in 1587 when the Plymouth Company established a settlement that they dubbed Roanoke in present-day Virginia.

Did French colonize British?

The North American possessions were lost to Britain and Spain but the latter returned Louisiana (New France) to France in 1800. The territory was then sold to the United States in 1803….French colonial empire.

French Colonial Empire Empire Colonial Français
Status Colonial empire
Capital Paris

Why were the French in North America?

Motivations for colonization: The French colonized North America to create trading posts for the fur trade. Some French missionaries eventually made their way to North America in order to convert Native Americans to Catholicism.

Where were the French colonies?

The French colonial empire in the Americas comprised New France (including Canada and Louisiana), French West Indies (including Saint-Domingue, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Dominica, St. Lucia, Grenada, Tobago and other islands) and French Guiana.

When did the French come to America?

As the English, Spanish and Dutch began to explore and claim parts of North America, Jacques Cartier began the French colonization of North American in 1534.

Why did Britain and France fight over North America?

The French and Indian War was part of the Seven Years War waged between France and England. They fought for control of North America and the rich fur trade. The French, who had a strong presence in the Great Lakes region early on, built a fort at Green Bay in 1717 to tighten their hold on the western Great Lakes.

Did the British rule America?

In addition, Britain ceded East and West Florida to the Kingdom of Spain, which in turn ceded them to the United States in 1821….British America.

British America and the British West Indies
Government Constitutional monarchy
• 1607 — 1625 James VI and I (first)
• 1760 — 1783 George III (last)