Colonization of Americas

People from what countries explored the Americas?

Spain, France, Britain.

What is a colony?

A settlement in a new land often far from home.

What is a colonist?

A person who leaves his/her country to live in a colony.

What land did French Explorers claim?

From Canada through Great Lakes , and down the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico.

What is New France?

The land that the French claimed from the Great lakes and down the Mississippi River to Gulf of Mexico.

By 1750 who lived in New France?

Missionaries and Fur traders.

What did the Native Americans teach the French?

Fishing and how to catch animals.

What did the French teach the Natives?

Tried to teach them Christianity.

What areas did Spain claim?

Mexico, California, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, some parts of Central and South America.