Population and Settlement

By Robert4
  • Jan 1, 1500

    Ice Bridge

    Ice Bridge
    A long time ago there was an ice age that caused the water between Russia and Alaska to freeze over. Some of the first people then travelled over to the Americas from Russia and over time spread across the land.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1500 to

    Population

  • Jan 1, 1534

    Jacques Cartier's 3 Voyages to North America

    Jacques Cartier's 3 Voyages to North America
    Jacques Cartier’s main goals to his voyage were to find a new route to Asia, find precious metals and minerals and to Claim new land for the King of France.
  • Jan 1, 1541

    Jacques Cartier's Unsuccessful Attempt at Starting up a Colony

    Jacques Cartier's Unsuccessful Attempt at Starting up a Colony
    Missionaries tried also to convert natives during this time, but when this was unsuccessful France lost interest in North America for 60 years.
  • King of France's Attempt at Establishing a Settlement in Nova Scotia

    King of France's Attempt at Establishing a Settlement in Nova Scotia
    The King of France wanted to set up an establishment called port royal but it was too far for the Amerindians to travel so it failed.
  • Samuelle de Champlain Founds the First Permanent Settlement

    Samuelle de Champlain Founds the First Permanent Settlement
    Samuel de Champlain founds Quebec as a compromise for Amerindians. The goal of this post is to make easier fur trades with the Amerindians.
  • The First Battle Between the French and the Iroquois

    The First Battle Between the French and the Iroquois
    The Iroquois are defeated by the French, Samuel de Champlain fought in this battle.
  • The Start of the Use of the Seigneurial System

    The Start of the Use of the Seigneurial System
    The King gives land to rich french men (the Seigneurs or Lords), they then have to develop the land by giving it to peasants and collecting taxes from them.
  • The Company of One Hundred Associates Tries to Populates the Colony

    The Company of One Hundred Associates Tries to Populates the Colony
    The company brought only few hundred colonists to New France but the population was still under 4000 people. The immigrants that did come were mainly men.
  • The Trois Rivières Settlement is Founded

    The Trois Rivières Settlement is Founded
    The second permanent settlement it is in a tactical position as it is where the three rivers connect.
  • Ville-Marie is Founded

    Ville-Marie is Founded
    The main purpose of Ville-Marie (Montreal) was to evangelize the Amerindians, but in the end it ended up as a major trading post for furs. It became a major trading post as it was in the heart of Amerindian territory.
  • Louis XIV Comes Into Power

    Louis XIV Comes Into Power
    Louis XIV abolishes the mechantile system
  • Jean Talon Comes to New France

    Jean Talon Comes to New France
    The king gave him the task of populating the colony, so he would take anyone that wasn’t a protestant or a Huguenot. He brought in people in prisons that committed petty crimes, orphan girls from France who were quickly married off (Filles du Roy). He also implemented birth incentives to people based on the number of kids they had and taxed them if they did not marry by a certain age.
  • Soldiers Settle in New France

    Soldiers Settle in New France
    1200 soldiers were sent by the King to contain the Iroquois at this time and after the three years they calmed the Iroquois and were offered money and land to stay. Approximately 600 soldiers stayed.
  • Slavery is Legalized in New France

    Slavery is Legalized in New France
    Intendant Raudot legalizes slavery in New France, during this time slavery was also in use in other colonies such as the Thirteen Colonies.
  • French Canadians Immigrate to America

    French Canadians Immigrate to America
    The exodus of the French-Canadians to the United States was because of the harvests were damaged or destroyed by disease or bad weather. There was not enough land that could be used to cultivate so they got jobs in the United States as factory workers, craftsmen or farmers.
  • Slavery is Abolished

    Slavery is Abolished
    Slavery is abolished in Canada
  • Canadian Federation is Created

    Canadian Federation is Created
    The federation is born this year, led by John A. Macdonald. The government then encouraged immigrant settlements to Western Canada.
  • Canada Begins Welcoming Immigrants

    Canada Begins Welcoming Immigrants
    Canada welcomes 4 600 000 immigrants over the next 30 years. During the Great Depression in the 1920s Canada became more selective of the immigrants.
  • Federal Government Stops Discriminating Immigrants

    Federal Government Stops Discriminating Immigrants
    They started taking in immigrants based on their education and training for the job market instead of skin color and language.
  • Quebec Ministry of Immigration is Created

    Quebec Ministry of Immigration is Created
    Integrations centers were established to integrate new immigrants into the Quebec society and culture.
  • Canada and Quebec Agree to Share Immigration Responsibilities

    Canada and Quebec Agree to Share Immigration Responsibilities
    Quebec and Canada share the responsibilities but in addition Quebec adds a new criteria. immigrants were selected based on how they could adapt to a francophone society.