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[Detail] Vue de Quebec, capitale du Canada. 1755.

Chronological Thinking: Constructing a Timeline

In 1668, King Louis XIV wrote a memoir to the governor-general of New France. The memoir, written to justify French claims to North America from Florida to Cape Breton, provides a survey of French explorations and settlements from the voyage of Giovanni da Verrazano through the 1660s. Use the memoir (and footnotes) to construct a timeline of French exploration and colonization of North America, including a title that describes its contents.

Compare your timeline with the France in America: Chronology provided with the collection. Do you note any differences?