The Rise and Fall of New France

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In History
  • Aug 13, 1574

    The Birth of Samuel Champlain

    The Birth of Samuel Champlain
    Samuel Champlain is born in Hiers-Brouage, France. He will eventually become the founder of New France.
  • Champlain Arrives in North America

    Champlain Arrives in North America
    This is Samuel Champlain's first voyage to North America, he was very impressed at the beauty of the land.
  • Champlain's Second Voyage to North America

    Champlain's Second Voyage to North America
    Champlain arrives to North America once again with settlers, He wanted to establish a permanent settlement. He established a small outpost which fur trades would occur. He named his settlement the Habitation of Quebec.
  • Champlain's Voyage to the Huron Country

    Champlain's Voyage to the Huron Country
    Champlain decided to take his longest voyage yet to make contact with the Huron people. This opened up new trading opportunities and would lead to the Hurons becoming a close ally to New France. He noticed that they were very different from the other First Peoples that he had encountered.
  • Samuel Champlain's death

    Samuel Champlain's death
    At the time of Champlain's death his colony had a couple hundred settlers, he died in his settlement.
  • The destruction of the Huron Nation

    The destruction of the Huron Nation
    The Iroquois were long rivals of the Hurons, after smallpox killed a large amount of the population, the Iroquois attacked, slaughtering every person they could. They took some of the women and children with them to grow their community, they executed the warriors and the priests. The Iroquois then turned their attention to destroying New France.
  • King Louis XIV Saves New France

    King Louis XIV Saves New France
    King Louis XIV decided to send soldiers and the governor general to New France to save the colony. This led the Iroquois to agree to a peace treaty. New France began to prosper.
  • The Seven Years War

    The Seven Years War
    The French expansion led to conflict in the Ohio River between the British and French.
  • The Fall of Louisburg

    The Fall of Louisburg
    After a devastating attack the French were surrounded by the British and surrendered.
  • France sends supports New France

    France sends supports New France
    After the devastating defeat at Louisburg, France sent support, however not as much as they requested. Only a third of the supplies they desperately needed were sent, and only 400 of the 100 soldiers.
  • General Wolfe Ordered to Attack New France

    General Wolfe Ordered to Attack New France
    The recently appointed major general has been ordered to attack New France.
  • The Attack on Quebec

    The Attack on Quebec
    General James Wolfe and 3000 soldiers began to besiege New France, however they were defeated.
  • The Winter After the Battle

    The Winter After the Battle
    With the shipping routes blocked and France losing Hope, The settlers had little food because of the famine.
  • The Battle of the Plains of Abraham

    The Battle of the Plains of Abraham
    This was the last stand for the French, because of the lack of resources the battle was very short, ending the French control of North America.
  • Quebec captured by the British

    Quebec captured by the British
    For the first time ever, the British flag was raised in Quebec. Signifying Frances defeat.