Lives Of Women
New France was founded during the age of the great European discoveries in the 16th century. It is the French colony in North America from 1534 to 1760. On a voyage of exploration, Frenchman Jacques Cartier landed in North America and “discovered” the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The territory was already populated by indigenous peoples, who called the land “Canada.” In 1534 Cartier claimed Canada in the name of the king of France. The French presence in the North Atlantic grew quickly through the activities of whalers, cod fishermen, and fur traders. In the early 17th century, the first permanent settlements in New France were established. In 1608 Samuel de Champlain, considered the founder of New France, built a habitation in what would later become Québec City. Not long after, French colonists began to settle in the St. Lawrence Valley and Acadia. The population of New France began to rise very quickly.
Women In New France
In society, all genders should be treated as equal.
Filles Du Roi's arriving to get married in New France
Kim Campbell, Canada's first female Prime Minister.
(NOTE: This information is only about Canada and Canadian Women)