Jan 1, 1543
Discovery-Jacques Cartier claimed the territory for the King of France
-In 1604, Samuel De Champlain arrived and stayed
-He established control of the territory around Quebec
-In 1760, Montreal came under British control.
-Under Treaty of Paris, French retained control of fishing rights in Newfoundland, acquired title to Ste. Pierre Miquelon and regained control of its island in the West Indies.
-In 1774, The Quebec Act restored French Civil Law.
Period: Jan 1, 1543 to