1) How did Chaplain, Marquette and Joliet, and La Salle lay the basis for France's claim to Canada and the Mississippi Valley?
2) Explain how the St. Lawrence River played a vital role in the development of New France.
3) Explain why the fur trade was New France's greatest strength and greatest weakness.
4) Draw a chart consisting of two columns headed "New France" and "British Colonies". Compare the two rivals with reference to a (a) population, (b) type of settlement, (c) government, (d) relations with the Natives, (e) military strength, (f) location of settlements, (g) position of power in Europe at the time.