Around 12,000years ago the first ancesters of Canada's native people arrived. They were hunters of prehistoric bison , carabou, elk etc.
First Europeans missionaries, soldiers, colonists and traders they changed the lives of the natives in two ways : - many natives died - strong economic, religious bonds between Europeans and the Indians
John Cabot (1497) - first Europeans to discover North America. Sponsored by King Henry VII to find goods that he could sell on the English market. Some think he arrived at the island of Newfoundland and others say Cape Breton island.
John Guy /King James - Cupers Grove #“secure and make safe the trade of fishing”, #show how the “Plantations” in Newfoundland could protect themselves from the harsh weather conditions.
First Colony 1610
King Charles II of England: "Colonists, you have exclusive trading rights over the rivers that drain into Hudson Bay."
“Loyalists”, colonists loyal to the British Monarch, fled and settled in Nova Scotia and Quebec. The loyalists - Dutch, German, British, Scandinavian, Aboriginal and other origins and from Presbyterian, Anglican, Baptist, Methodist, Jewish, Quaker, and Catholic. Black loyalists went up north to seek a better life.
1776 the 13 colonies declared independence and formed the United States