The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2) The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2)

The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2‪)‬

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The book is aslo History of Americas and Canada. The England and France started in a fair race for the magnificent prize of supremacy in America. The advantages and difficulties of each were much alike but the systems by which they improved those advantages and met those difficulties were essentially different. New France was colonized by a government New England by a people. In Canada the men of intellect influence, and wealth were only the agents of the mother country they fulfilled, it is true their colonial duties with zeal and ability, but they ever looked to France for honor and approbation, and longed for a return to her shores as their best reward. They were in the colony but not of it. They strove vigorously to repel invasion to improve agriculture and to encourage commerce for the sake of France but not for Canada. France founded a state in Canada. She established a feudal and ecclesiastical frame-work for the young nation, and into that Procrustean bed the growth of population and the proportions of society were forced. A few years after the French crown had founded a state in Canada, a handful of Puritan refugees founded a people in New England. In the seventeenth century England adopted the system of transportation to the American colonies. The felons were, however, too limited in numbers to make any serious inroad upon the morals or tranquillity of the settlers.

1 January
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