Unit 1

Early Canada

Lesson 1

What is imperialism?

  •     colony
  •     empire
  •     imperialism
  •     Jacques Cartier
  •     Pierre de Monts
  •     Silk Road
  •     thematic map

Examine the map.

The map in Figure 1 identifies the empires of European countries around the year 1700.

The pink is British, the green is French, and the brown is Spanish.

Why might these countries want colonies so far away from the homeland?

Figure 1
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