Canada’s History Directions: Read the article on Canada’s history. As you read, talk to the text. Identify ways each group of Canadians have been important in Canada’s history



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The French

The French were the first Europeans to colonize certain parts of Canada, which became known as New France. They founded cities such as Port Royal (now called Montreal) and Quebec City. French explorers also continued to travel into what is now the United States.

In 1754, a major war broke out between France and England. This war is called the Seven Years War in most parts of the world, but in North America it is commonly called the French and Indian War. The British won the war, and this had major consequences for French Canadians. Many of them were deported to Louisiana. The ones who remained were often




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