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  • Gold And Silver French And English
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    Until the late 1400 's, Europeans did not know the existence of the two American continents (North and South America). To the European explorers, exploring the other side of the Atlantic was like exploring an entire different world, hence the name- the New World. In 1492, Christopher Columbus unknowingly discovered the new continent. His original motives for exploring was to find an easier route to Asia but instead, he discovered the New World. Thus; Spain, France and England began sending out c...
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  • War Of 1812 Fur Trade
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    John Jacob Astor lived through 1763 - 1848. He was a fur trader, businessman, and real estate investor. Astor began life as one of twelve children of a poor German butcher and died the richest man in America. The making of a great fortune was the aim and purpose of Astor's life, and he accomplished it by dominating the American fur trade and investing his profits in the real estate of burgeoning New York City. Shortly before his death, Astor was asked if he would have done anything differently w...
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  • The French Presence In North America
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    The French presence in North America was spearheaded by the exploration of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the great river leading inland by Jaques Cartier in the 1530 s. The English immediately contested the French claims on the grounds that they conflicted with prior English claims dating from John Cabot's landings on the east coast of North America in 1497, thus setting off a struggle which was to dominate the history of the region until the Treaty of Paris in 1763. The first French settlements ...
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  • 16 Th Century Northwest Passage
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    The promise of new riches and the potential discovery of the fabled Northwest Passage were the primary objectives, which fueled the exploration of the New World. Yet these goals were not practical enough when the European nations decided to colonize the Americas. Apparently, "a prosperous and enduring colonial empire depended on self-sustaining economic development" (page 33) rather than an autocratic and rigidly controlled colony in which everything was to benefit the parent country. The degree...
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  • Fur Trade Railroad Companies
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    In the New World, Europeans looked for ways so bring wealth. The source of wealth came from many different trades, the fishing aspect, oil, gold, slavery, and most of all land. Coming with the land wild animals that could be hunted, for sport, food, and most important fur. The fur that came from these animals was largely used in the world for clothing, leather for protection in the army, and to make the finest clothes from. The discovery of the buffalo help the fur trade really take off in the 1...
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  • Hudson Bay Company Native American People
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    Canadian Fur Trade By: Michael Bell E-mail: The Fur Trade in Canada is a huge part of our history and has played a big role in shaping us as a country. There are many aspects of the Fur Trade that must be looked at to see how Canada has been shaped economically and politically in the past and present. The Fur Trade has also affected the lives of people who lived during the Fur Trade as well as people today through the way capital has been controlled and distributed within society. We must look a...
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  • Native American People Political And Economical
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    ... es. This led as a contributing factor as to what is known today as, welfare. As the furs became increasingly low and the debt of Native Americans on the Europeans increasingly high extreme measures were taken. Native American people began to exploit every resource of fur even if it meant to take from regions that were only used seasonally. "Indians responded to the difficulty conditions by exploiting available food and fur resources as best they could, but this in turn led cynically to over ...
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  • Analysis Of The Hudson Bay Company
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    The Hudson's Bay Company is among the oldest, but still active companies in the world. When Canada confederated in 1867, the company was already 200 years old. It was incorporated in England on May 2, 1670, with hopes of seeking a northwest passage to the Pacific, and to generate business with those lands that might prove to be profitable. In 1667, the Royal Navy was ordered by King Charles II to sponsor the Eaglet (ship), while a group of private investors outfitted the other ship called the No...
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  • Effects Of The American Indians On European Colonization
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    When examining the effects of American Indians on European exploration and early colonialism, it is difficult to overstate its importance. It is believed that the first human in the Americas can be dated to 30, 000 15, 000 B. C. In the thousands of years that elapsed between the native settlement of North America and the arrival of the Europeans in the fifteenth century, the Indian people developed and adapted a life-style that allowed them to thrive as a people. Although quite different from it...
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  • Women And Children Governor Winthrop
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    ... sation dates from several months after the war, it obviously did not play a part in motivating the war. ) Who killed John Oldham? The bulk of the evidence suggests what most of the participants on the English side had claimed: the Block Islanders, a tribe tributary to the Narragansetts. The question may be legitimately asked why punitive efforts were not made against the Narragansetts for the killers of John Oldham, similar to the actions taken against the Pequots for the death of Stone. Chu...
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  • Seven Years War French And Indian War
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    Though there are a lot of different reasons for starting a war, the main one is always the same: re-allotment of land and re-division of power and property, as political analysts say. It is for sure that there are many sub-reasons but almost all wars lead to the changes of borders. The war that lasted from 1754 to 1763 was called The French and Indian War and became the beginning of a great the Seven Years War between England and French. A lot of nations were involved in the war. The French and ...
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  • Rest Of Canada House Of Commons
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    Lucien Bouchard is one of Canadas most interesting politicians. Born in the 1930 s to a rural town in Quebec, Bouchard rose to become Quebec's present premier. Most federalists have characterized Bouchard as an enemy of Canada but it is important to recognize the events that shaped the political figure we see today. Bouchard's version of Canadian history was based on his experiences living in an isolated area ruled by Anglophones, his education, the nationalism of his homeland and the influences...
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  • Hudson Bay Company Fur Trade
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    The Canadian fur trade, which grew out of the fishing industry, began as a small business, but would expand and become not only the exploiter of a primary Canadian resource, but the industry around which the country of Canada itself developed. The fur trade started shortly after the discovery of the Grand Banks off the coast of Newfoundland. The fishermen who fished there were the first people who traded furs with the Indians; this trade was a secondary means of profit for the fishermen. Later t...
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  • Hudson Bay Company Rocky Mountains
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    John McLoughlin was one of the most influential figures of the fur trade and settlement periods of Pacific Northwest history. Chief Factor of the Columbia District of the British Hudson's Bay Company, he reigned as a benevolent autocrat, befriended Americans, and eventually became an American citizen at Oregon City. He was born in Quebec in 1784 and trained as a physician near Montreal. He became a physician and traveled to the Northwest region in 1824 as a representative of the Hudson Bay Compa...
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  • Fur Trading Native Tribes
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    The French Fur Trade Beginning in the mid sixteenth century, French explorers were able to establish a powerful and lasting presence in what is now the Northern United States and Canada. The explorers placed much emphasis on searching and colonizing the area surrounding the St. Lawrence River which gave access to the Great Lakes and the heart of the continent (Microsoft p? ). They began exploring the area around 1540 and had early interactions with many of the Natives, which made communication e...
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  • Lewis And Clark British And Americans
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    Mikos 1 Matt Mikos The Evolution of the Fur Trade and The Lewis and Clark Expedition (essay D &# 038; E) Charles Goodyear began his experiments with rubber in his early years simply trying to make a living. With despairing results, he continued his experiments through jail, poverty, mockery, and hunger. However, one February afternoon while showing off his latest formula, his persistence paid off. Completely by coincidence, a piece of his rubber concoction landed on a nearby wood stove. When Goo...
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  • Hudson Bay Company British Columbia
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    Introducing the Fort Billions of people in the past, and billions of people in the future to come, have had, or will have trading as a major transaction in their lives, either through a fort like Fort Langley or modernly through a cash register in town. It was an era when flag followed trade, and fur traders frequently acted as advance guards of the empire. The first British interests were sparked by the rich supply of sea otter pelts brought back by mariners working the Pacific coast about 1793...
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  • Cape Cod Lawrence River
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    INDIAN EUROPEAN CONFLICT IN THE NEW WORLD Since 1492 to late into the 17 th the century there was perpetual struggle between the power hungry Europeans and the natives in the New World. Pitted against each other, the Dutch, English, French, Spaniards, and Indians struggled to maintain control of what they viewed as rightfully theirs. The English, were struggling to settle on the eastern coast and had no use and respect for the Indians or their land and way of life. At first maintaining a tentati...
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  • Allowed To Continue French And English
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    Proclamation Act of 1763 The Proclamation Act of 1763 was a major change for both the English and the French. For the English, they wanted to assimilate the French. This was necessary for two reasons. One, the British had, after all, conquered them, and wished to create a full British Empire. They thought that the only way to do this was to assimilate all other cultures (except the Natives) into their culture. Two, the French were still a threat, and Quebec was the foothold in the New World for ...
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  • Treatment Of Animals Animal Abuse
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    Saving Our Fellow Earthlings At the University of Oregon, Barbara Garden-Like, Ph. D. , sewed kittens eyes shut and forced them to jump from a height onto a platform surrounded by water so she could study the effects of sight deprivation on the brain. Cruel and inhumane experiments like this one is an excellent reason why people should recognize the importance of animal right activist groups such as PETA (People of the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Founded in 1980 by Ingrid E. Newkirk and Alex ...
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