What were some of the motivations that led the French to explore and settle in New France?
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Name one French explorer who explored New France in the 16th century?
What do you think was the most important contribution of the French explorers to the establishment of New France?
- The introduction of new crops to the region
- Expansion of the fur trade industry
- The establishment of new settlements and trading posts
- The establishment of alliances with local native groups
How did the French explorers interact with the Indigenous people when they arrived in New France?
New France was the first nation to recognize the United States as an independent nation. Canadian explorer, Jacques Cartier, planted a cross in the Gaspé peninsula in 1534 and claimed the land for France. The French explorer, Samuel de Champlain, founded the city of Quebec in 1608, which is now the capital of the Canadian province of the same name.
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How did French explorers contribute to the establishment of New France in North America?