champlain essay 1 - France and Quebec would not have...

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Although he was not as well known as the infamous Christopher Columbus, Samuel de Champlain was not very different. He was a cartographer, explorer and the governor of New France. Known as the man who was considered to be the founder of New France, he helped map much of northeastern North America and started a settlement in Quebec, as well as laying the base for a great trading empire. Without the contributions of Samuel de Champlain, New
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Unformatted text preview: France and Quebec would not have survived the beginning In his first few expeditions across the Atlantic, he commanded a Spanish fleet sailing to the West Indies, Mexico, and the Isthmus of Panama. But in 1603 he made his first voyage to New France as a member of a fur-trading expedition. He explored the St. Lawrence River as far as the rapids at Lachine and described his voyage in Des Sauvages (1603)....
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