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New France

The possessions of France in North America from the 1500s until the Treaty of Paris (1763), which awarded French holdings to Great Britain and Spain. At its greatest extent it included much of southeast Canada, the Great Lakes region, and the Mississippi Valley. British and French rivalry for control of the territory led to the four conflicts known as the French and Indian Wars (1689-1763).

New France

n
(Placename) the former French colonies and possessions in North America, most of which were lost to England and Spain by 1763: often restricted to the French possessions in Canada

New′ France′


n.
the French possessions in North America up to 1763.
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During this war, General James Wolfe defeated the French General, the Marquis de Montcalm, on the Plains of Abraham in 1759 and the British completed the submission of New France with the capitulation of Montreal in 1760.
Over the next two centuries, a power struggle emerged between New France, as the French colonies in North America were known, and the growing British colonies in North America (see map).
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