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European Nations Settle North America by Mind Map: European Nations Settle
North America
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European Nations Settle North America

Competing Claims in North America

Explorers founded Quebec, which became base of Francis colonial empire in N. America known as New France

Settlers became part of New France's main economic activity, the fur trade.

The English Arrive in N. America

King James sent out colonists to find new land, which they named Jamestown

Puritans create New England

The Pilgrims founded a 2nd English colony, Plymouth in Massachusetts

They Sought for religious freedom

The Puritans sought religious freedom from the Anglican Church

Dutch found new Netherland

established a fur trade with the Iriquois Indians

The Struggle for North America

English oust the Dutch

The Duke of York claimed the colony for England and renamed it New York

England battles France

In 1754 a dispute over land claims in the Ohio Valley led to a war between the British and French on the N. American continent, Soon called the French and Indian War.

Native Americans Respond

French and Dutch settlers developed a mostly cooperative relationship with the Native Americans

Small groups of settlers fought with small groups of natives

The Powhatan tribe attacked colonial villages around Jamestown and killed about 350 settlers.