French Americans

By: Paige

Were they settled

They were first settled in South America and moved up north and the French Americans also settled in New Orleans, Green Bay, Canada and more.



Why they came... They mainly came to America in search for fur, land and religious freedom.



When they came... The French Americans came in the middle of the 16th century, by the 16th century they were established.

History

  • France was a battleground during both world wars.
  • The French Revolution... By the late 1600s, France denominated Europe. The French Revolution marks a milestone in world history because it started a movement toward democratic government.
  • In may 2012 françois Hollande became the first socialist to take office in 24 years.

Traditions

The French has Easter, Christmas, New Year's Eve and April fools day like us but they call April fools day April 1st. They have all saints day, They have the long weekend of Ascension, November 11th And more

Macaron

A macaron is a colorful and flavorful cookie sandwiched together with jam, buttercream or ganache, a macaron is sort of like a Oreo's but a macaron is different. A macaron is made with eggs, icing sugar,granulated sugar, almond powder or ground almond and food coloring. The macaron is commonly filled with buttercream or jam between two biscuits.



  1. Preheat oven to 280 degrees F (138 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk confectioners' sugar and almond flour in a bowl. Beat the egg whites with salt in metal bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until foamy, about 1 minute; increase speed to high and gradually beat in superfine sugar, about 1 tablespoon at a time, until the egg whites are glossy and hold stiff peaks, 3 to 5 more minutes.
  3. Gently fold almond flour mixture into whipped egg whites until thoroughly incorporated; spoon meringue into a pastry big fitted with a 3/8-inch tip.
  4. Pipe 1-inch disks of meringue onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving 2 inches of space between cookies. The batter will spread. Lift the baking sheets a few inches above the work surface and hit them lightly on the work surface several times to remove any air bubbles from the cookies. Let the cookies stand at room temperature until the shiny surfaces become dull and a thin skin forms, about 15 minutes.
  5. Place the baking sheets in the preheated oven and bake with the oven door open slightly until the macarons' surfaces are completely dry, about 15 minutes. Let cookies cool completely on a baking sheet before peeling parchment paper from the cookies.
  6. Spread half the cookies with any desired filling, top with remaining cookies to make sandwiches, and refrigerate at least 2 hours to overnight to let the cookies soften.

Fun facts

  • France is also known as a cuisine, philosophy, ballet, ceramics and fashion.
  • France is the most visited country in the world: 83 million tourists in 2012.
  • France once controlled more than 8 percent of the world land.
  • Paris was originally a roman city called "Lutetia"
  • There's only one stop sign in the entire city of Paris.
  • In France you can marry a dead person.
  • Luis xix was king of France for just 20 minutes.
  • Madonna, Brett Favre and Walt Disney are French Americans.