What was New France compared to New Spain?

What was New France compared to New Spain?

In comparison with the British, the French remained on equal terms and were a more attractive ally. As in New Spain, the French colony’s settlement patterns reflected French custom. In New France, the land was in the shape of a long, thin rectangle, and one side bordered the St. Lawrence River.

What was the economy like in New France?

Of course, only a small proportion of the population were directly involved, but fishing and whaling nevertheless continued to be a significant component of the economy throughout the course of the French regime and even much later. But the fur trade was the real economic driver of New France.

What economic activity was common in New France?

fur trade

How were the French and Spanish colonies similar?

The major similarity between French and Spanish colonies in the Americas is that both were what one textbook I teach from calls “frontiers of inclusion.” In both of these countries’ colonies, Native Americans were made an integral part of society. In both countries’ colonies, then, Native Americans were very important.

How did the French Spanish and English colonies differ?

France and Spain, for instance, were governed by autocratic sovereigns whose rule was absolute; their colonists went to America as servants of the Crown. The English colonists, on the other hand, enjoyed far more freedom and were able to govern themselves as long as they followed English law and were loyal to the king.

Why were the English colonies more successful than the French?

The British were ultimately more successful than the Dutch and French in colonizing North America because of sheer numbers. The rulers back in Europe actually made it very difficult for French and Dutch settlers to obtain and manage land. They tended to be stuck on the old European model of feudal land management.

Why are British colonies richer?

Why did the British colonies become richer than the colonies of other European countries? As a result they sent workers to collect wealth and once those people had worked for a few years those peopl returned to the founding country.

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