• Proclamation Act Of 1763
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    Proclamation Act of 1763 The Proclamation Act of 1763 was a major change for both the English and the French. For the English, they wanted to assimilate the French. This was necessary for two reasons. One, the British had, after all, conquered them, and wished to create a full British Empire. They thought that the only way to do this was to assimilate all other cultures (except the Natives) into their culture. Two, the French were still a threat, and Quebec was the foothold in the New World for...
  • My Work Experience Week
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    My Work Experience Week I travelled to France for my work experience to improve my French whilst gaining some valuable experience in the world of work. I left for France from Portsmouth on Friday arriving early on the Saturday morning. I had an enjoyable weekend; getting to know my host family, speaking French, and having a welcome break from schoolwork. I commenced working on Monday morning at 8 am on Monday morning. I was working at a French factory called Ty Nad that produced crepes, gallette...
  • The Hundred Years' War
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    The Hundred Years War was a long, complicated war with its roots in political struggles, the want of Kings and the people of their nations to expand territory, and to take territory that they believe is theirs. This war lasted more than a century, from 1337-1453, and was a actually a series of wars broken only temporarily by treaties doomed to fail. The English king controlled much of France, particularly in the fertile South. These lands had come under control of the English when Eleanor of Aqu...
  • Marc Bloch Strange Defeat
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    Marc Bloch documents the French defeat in World War II, recounting from his own personal experiences as a member in the French Resistance, as well as a soldier in both World Wars. Not only does Strange Defeat detail the French failure in World War II militarily, but also economically, and more important, socially. It provides a unique insight, objectively and informatively, into the manner of the downfall of France Marc Bloch took part in the French Resistance after the German occupation. He was...
  • French Culture At Stake In Rwanda
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    "Without Africa, France will have no history in the 21 st century." (Fran ois Mitterand) I was disturbed by the writings and discussions concerning where that blame was to be placed in the Rwandan genocide, ending in a million Rwandans dead. Although a sole unit cannot receive the burden of all those victims, I find it unacceptable to assert that such a gruesome reality can be justified the way Bruno Delay, chief adviser on Africa for French President Fran ois Mitterand, insisted when he explain...
  • Cinco De Mayo United States
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    The 5 th of May is not Mexican Independence Day, but it should be! And Cinco de Mayo is not an American holiday, but it should be. Mexico declared its independence from mother Spain on midnight, the 15 th of September, 1810. And it took 11 years before the first Spanish soldiers were told and forced to leave Mexico. So, why Cinco de Mayo? And why should Americans savor this day as well? Because 4, 000 Mexican soldiers smashed the French and traitor Mexican army of 8, 000 at Puebla, Mexico, 100 m...
  • Assimilation Or Accommodation Seven Years
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    With the end of the Seven Years' War and the fall of New France in 1763, Britain assumed control of almost all of North America. The Seven Years' War was for the possession of the Ohio Valley. A valley rich in the fur trade industry and land good for future settlement. Britain's newly conquered country would now have to deal with the opposing cultures to which forms their population. Britain's colony was home to a society of sixty thousand francophone Catholics. Britain was faced with the issue ...
  • Canadian And French Relations In The Past 100 Years
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    Throughout the ages, many colonies of earlier empires have arisen from their colonial status to become their own country. For many of these, such as the United States, French Indochina and many African nations, their was a common culture which served as a base for uniting their population. In Canada however, their were two very different cultures present, the French and the English. These two peoples had originally had many battles to see who would hold dominance over the colony, and now they ha...
  • Comparing French And English Relations With Native Americans
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    The relationships with the Native Americans when dealing with the French and English, were both a rough journey. At first the French seemed to have the upper hand in their relationship of trading furs in Europe. Furs from the skins of deer, beaver, and other animals were all taken in the 1600 s. The job of trapping the animals came from the Native Americans. They also collected their furs, and then traded them to the French. This trading business made for the shape of New France. Long, narrow c...
  • Genet Affair And Neutrality Proclamation
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    Washington's Neutrality Proclamation and the Gen^et Affair Edmond Charles 'Edouard Gen^et (1763-1834) had been a representative for France in Vienna, St. Petersburg, and Berlin just before the French Revolution. A short time later, in 1792, he was removed from his position in Russia because of his revolutionary passions. At this time, Americans were following the French Revolution very closely, but France's declaration of war on Great Britain hadn't greatly affected American politics, yet. This...
  • Imperialism In Madagascar French Country Land
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    Imperialism in Madagascar When someone is talking about Madagascar usually they are talking about the huge cockroaches people have to eat on Fear Factor but there is so much more to the country than that. During a time when land was being snatched up and claimed by many Euro-Asia countries little had any right or reason to have the land. This time of imperialism effected economic markets, religion, and many other things pertaining to the Malagasy. Throughout the centuries countries and mankind h...
  • Ft William Henry Massacre As A French Fault
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    In the act of war, men are in conflict with each other over certain things and fighting is a way to remedy this. However, every decent man knows that there are certain codes of chivalry that one is upheld to during an act of war. These are basic codes of respect and rationality that go along with fighting. Theses are rules of conduct that characterize a gentleman. At Ft. William Henry, the Marquis de Montcalm and the French army violated these manners of war. The French demonstrated the curtsey...
  • The Influence Of Enlightenment On The French Revolution
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    What is enlightenment The 18 th century Enlightenment was a movement of the intellectuals who dared to prove all the aspects in life scientifically. German philosopher Immanuel Kant proclaimed the motto of the enlightenment: Dare to know! : Have the courage to use your own intelligence! People were greatly impressed by the scientific revolution. They were also advocating the application of the scientific method to the understanding of all life. During the age of enlightenment, science became pop...
  • The Battle Of Dien Bien Phu
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    Dien Bien Phu 1954 battle changed Vietnam's history It is seen by many military scholars as one of the great battles of the 20 th century - and a defining moment in the history of Southeast Asia. And yet the Battle of Dien Bien Phu receives rarely more than a passing mention in most history texts. After World War II, France was able to reinstall its colonial government in what was then known as Indochina. By 1946 a Vietnamese independence movement, led by communist Ho Chi Minh, was fighting Fren...
  • Edward's War Front Line
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    King Edward III's military tactics were the sole reason for the English victory at Crecy in 1346. Not only that, he was the reason for English success overall in the early stages of The Hundred Years War. The war was started because of a feudal dynastic struggle over the Duchy of Aquitaine, and also the French throne. The first major battle was dominated by Edward, it took place at Sluys in 1340. It was a naval battle, that despite his inexperience as an admiral, Edward took the reigns and led h...
  • Impressionist Paper French Strokes Painter
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    Impressionism A theory or style of painting originating and developed in France during the 1870 s, characterized by concentration on the immediate visual impression produced by a scene and by the use of unmixed primary colors and small strokes to simulate actual reflected light. Pointillism A postimpressionist school of painting exemplified by Georges Seurat and his followers in late 19 th-century France, characterized by the application of paint in small dots and brush strokes. Stippling To dra...
  • Fur Pelt French Money First
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    Compare and contrast how two countries colonized the Americas England vs. France During the early 600's, the first settlers of Jamestown arrived at what is present-day Mass. The first settlers were part of a company, who invested money in this group and hoped to profit from what they found in the New World. Disease and hunger wiped out 50% of theses population. within the first few days. They soon began to realize that they would need protection from the Indians who were also raving their popula...
  • French And Dutch Compar And Contrast
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    Even though the French and the Dutch arrived in North America almost seventy years apart, (the French in 1541 and the Dutch in 1609) their colonization efforts and relations with the Native Americans were similar. Both countries came to North America to establish permanent settlements. In doing this, both France and The Netherlands became very involved in the fur trade, which meant becoming very involved with the Native Americans. After comparing and contrasting France and The Netherlands in the...
  • French And Indian War
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    The French and Indian War was the final struggle between the English and French governments and its colonies in America. It lasted from 1754 till 1763 and was but one part of the larger struggle, the Seven Years' War, between England and France for authority in naval supremacy and world trade. The English and French had grown together peacefully for the first part of the growth in America. As the colonies expanded, spiritual and trade tensions arose. During the 1750's, both countries were claim...
  • Chi Minh French Vietnam Vietnamese
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    Ho Chi Minh, the vital leader in Vietnam's fight for independence had an enormous impact on the struggle against, and victory over the French. His early influences and surroundings whilst growing up had a significant impact in shaping Ho's views on French colonisation, leading him to establish the Indo-Chinese Communist Party, (the ICP). Through his political involvement in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh became the founder of the Viet Minh, where he gained essential support, resulting in many of his succe...