The Quebec act
The Quebec act and the French settlement
In 1604 the first European settlement north of Florida was established by French explorers Pierre De Monts and Samuel De Champlains.First on St.croix island (in present day Maine then at port-Royal in Acadia (present day Nova Scotia) in 1608 Champlain built a fortress at what is now called Quebec City. The provinces territory was expanded to take over part of the Indian reserve,it guaranteed free practice of the Catholic faith. The Quebec act had wide ranging effects in Quebec. Quebec,English speaking immigrants from Britain and the southern colonial objected to a variety of its provisions. The Quebec act brought peace and replaced the oath to Elizabeth | and her heirs, it also allowed the practice of civil law to continue. The Quebec act was designed to improve the British governance over their territory. Quebec and Canada were controlled by the British and expanded the boundaries of Quebec. The British government hoped to reduce expenses.
France was a colonial power in North America from the early 16th century.The French came to Canada because of the vast wealth, also if the French didn't take over it would have been colonized by the less friendly to the native spainard or British quite possibly Dutch. The French settlement was in North America in 1604.