The history of the French colonists in Canada showed traits and presented characteristics rare in French annals; the ardor of the French nature and the suavity of French manners seemed to be combined with the stronger virtues of the people of the north; everywhere, amongst the bold pioneers of civilization in the new world, the French marched in the first rank without ever permitting themselves to be surpassed by the intrepidity or perseverance of the Anglo-Saxons, down to the day when, cooped up within the first confines of their conquests, fighting for life and liberty, the Canadians defended foot to foot the honor of their mother country, which had for a long while neglected them, and at last abandoned them, under the pressure of a disastrous war conducted by a government as incapable as it was corrupt... Lawrence was drawn by John-Denis, who came from Honfleur in Normandy.
Before long the fishers began to approach the coasts, attracted by the fur-trade; they entered into relations with the native tribes, buying, very often for a mere song, the produce of their hunting, and, introducing to them, together with the first fruits of civilization, its corruptions and its dangers.
The colony of Louisbourg in what is now Nova Scotia became a hub of commerce, trading in manufactured goods and provisions imported from France, Quebec, the West Indies and New England. — National Post, 31 December 2008 Map: United States Exploration before 1675 University of Texas 1590: The White-De Bry Map of Virginia U. National Park Service 1715: A New and Exact Map of the Dominions of the King of Great Britain on the Continent of North America, containing Newfoundland, New Scotland, New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Carolina University of Georgia 1733: A map of the British Empire in America, with the French and Spanish Settlements adjacent thereto University of Georgia The Zenith Of The French Empire In North America Canadian Military Heritage Timeline of Quebec history (1663 to 1759) Wikipedia In the mid-1700s, Virginia was the most important of England's colonies in North America.
They responded by constructing a string of forts in the contested area [now western Pennsylvania and Ohio] to assert sovreignty and to exclude Englishmen.
The Ohio Country (sometimes called the Ohio Territory) was the name used in the 1700s for the regions of North America west of the Appalachian Mountains and in the region of the upper Ohio River south of Lake Erie – roughly corresponding to the present-day states of Ohio, eastern Indiana, western Pennsylvania, and northwestern West Virginia.
Before long the native people of America became acquainted with the fire-water...
La Salle, in his intrepid expeditions (from 1669 to 1687), discovered – that is, performed the first European exploration of – Ohio and Illinois, navigated the Great Lakes, crossed the Mississippi..pushed on as far as Texas.