Thursday, October 06, 2016

Western Explorers

Jacques Cartier was a French Explorer of Breton who originally claimed what is now Canada for France. Jacques Cartier was the first European to describe and map the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the shores of Saint Lawrence River.  Cartier set sail under a commission from the king, hoping to discover a western passage to the wealthy markets of Asia. In the words of the commission, he was to discover certain islands and lands where it is said that a great quantity of gold and other precious things are to be found. Jacques Cartier went to Canada three times, in 1534, 1535 and 1541. He is credited with being the first European discoverer of the St. Lawrence River and the first European to make a map of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. He gave Canada its name, after he mistook the Mohawk word for village Kanata as the name of the whole land. Jacques Cartier was born in the area of St. Malo, in 1491. he got married in the 1520, but had no children with his wife. We have watched plenty other videos in class about the famous Western Explorers. we also watched the John A Macdonald movie on how the Royal Proclamation works with Jacques Cartier.

The connections that I have for the Western French explorer, Jacques Cartier and the points we have discussed in class are, I think in my own opinion that he is very brave and a unique explorer he traveled around Canada and discovered Canada in plenty of different provinces and city's. he lead three expeditions which is now Canada, he claimed all these lands that he has discovered for France. he was the one who named the original claim in France for North America.

In my own Opinion I think that he is related to or has connections with Samuel de Champlain another famous Explorer who discovered New France, Quebec city. When Jacques Cartier arrived in 1535, the site was called Stadacona by the Iroquois who lived there. When Champlain arrived it was Quebec, the Algonquin and Abenaki word for the narrow channel of the St. Lawrence, "the place where the river narrows". they both explored Canada and are very great explorers both are brave, and they both have explored Canada if it wasn't for them we wouldn't have the name Canada. Both Samuel de Champlain and Jacques Cartier were both leaders of there team, there peoples.
for and example that I know of the Movie Pirates of the Caribbean, is a great reference to this topic, in that movie they all travel the world to fight for eachothers land and all discover the same places. they all have leaders of the group and tribe.

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