(Chapter-3) Canada’s History

The First Europeans

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The First Europeans refers to the first groups of Europeans who arrived in present-day Canada. These included the Vikings, who are believed to have arrived in Newfoundland around the year 1000, and the French and English explorers who arrived in the 16th and 17th centuries.

The Vikings were the first known Europeans to set foot in Canada. They established a settlement in Newfoundland, which they called Vinland. However, their settlement was short-lived and they eventually abandoned it.

The French and English explorers who arrived in the 16th and 17th centuries were motivated by the desire to find a northwest passage to Asia and to claim land for their respective countries. The French explorers, such as Jacques Cartier and Samuel de Champlain, established colonies in what is now Quebec and Nova Scotia. The English explorers, such as John Cabot and Henry Hudson, established colonies in what is now Newfoundland and New Brunswick.

These early European explorers had a significant impact on the Indigenous peoples of Canada, as they brought diseases that decimated the Indigenous populations and disrupted their way of life. They also established a European presence in Canada that would shape the country’s history and culture for centuries to come.