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GENESEE ACADEMY SOCIAL SCIENCE

LESSON ONE
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COLONIAL FRENCH & SPANISH

The French, Spanish, and English all claimed a part of the area that would become the United States.
Where did each claim?  How did they claim the area? What was the goal for the claimed area?

TERMS TO CONSIDER
 
Northwest Passage
Seven Cities of Gold
New France
New Spain

READING TO CONSIDER
 
After reading the above article, answer the following;
 
1. Identify the SOAPS (see TIPS AND HINTS page)
2. Why would anyone want to come to the New World?

 
 
 
 
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,..." Declaration of Independence, 1776