History Chapter 6 Summary

History Chapter 6 Summary - Robert Wu Mr. Riotto October 1,...

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Robert Wu October 1, 2008 Mr. Riotto US I H GL France was one of the last to colonize the New World because of foreign wars and religious struggles between the Roman Catholics and Protestant Huguenots. After passing the Edict of Nantes in 1598, King Louis XIV had Samuel de Champlain settle in the New World. Champlain establishes New France, developing good relation with the Huron Indians but a bad one with the Iroquois. In New England, beaver fur was a major component of the economy that involved Indians; the French gave the Indians disease and broke Indian customs through alcohol and fur hunting. Military posts established primarily to prevent Spanish penetration into French land were created in Louisiana and around the Mississippi River. Wars for European control of New Land territory, like King William’s War and Queen Anne’s War, involved guerilla warfare between the French and English with Spain eventually allying with the French. Animosity ended when an agreement was reached in Utrecht in 1713, but fighting resumed after
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