Dating sites in nova scotia
In 1669-70, Robert Cavelier de La Salle explored Ohio and Illinois.
In 1673, Louis Jolliet and Father Jacques Marquette discovered the Mississippi River.
In 1669, D'Iberville arrived at the mouth of the Mississippi, later known as New Orleans (Louisiana).
In 1748 the English government granted to the Ohio Company 200,000 acres of land near the headwaters of the Ohio River [generally in the vicinity of what is now Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania].
They responded by constructing a string of forts in the contested area [now western Pennsylvania and Ohio] to assert sovreignty and to exclude Englishmen.
The Ohio Country (sometimes called the Ohio Territory) was the name used in the 1700s for the regions of North America west of the Appalachian Mountains and in the region of the upper Ohio River south of Lake Erie – roughly corresponding to the present-day states of Ohio, eastern Indiana, western Pennsylvania, and northwestern West Virginia.
By right of the discoveries of Jean Verrazano (1524) and Jacques Cartier (1534-42) the French crown laid claim to all America north of the sphere of Spanish influence. Doughty, 1916, Project Gutenberg In 1603 the first systematic effort to found French colonies in America was made...
Colonial enterprise, however, did not thrive during the religious wars which rent Europe in the sixteenth century; and it was not until after the Edict of Nantes in 1598 that France could follow up the discoveries of her seamen by an effort to colonize either Acadia or Canada... — England in America, 1580-1652 by Lyon Gardiner Tyler, 1904, Project Gutenberg The French, who settled the St.