English and French Settlers

Emily Wick

Samuel de Champlain

Samuel de Champlain was from France. In 1608 he sailed up the St. Lawrence River off the coast of Canada and founded the city of Quebec (which was back then named New France.)


French and Indian War

A dispute over the Ohio Valley led to war between the French and the British. The French loose to the British; the eastern half of North America was gained for the British.