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Why were people interested in Fur Trade (New France)?

Why were people interested in Fur Trade (New France)? Topic: Home social essays
June 16, 2019 / By Gladwin
Question: I have to do some Socials essay, and my topic question is "Why were men wanting to be a part of the Fur Trade" .. Do any of you know?
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Dore Dore | 1 day ago
In many countries in Europe it was difficult to make a living if you were born into certain classes. No matter how hard you worked, you could never reach the next level. Many people left their home countries to either start over or attempt to make more money in a less class oriented society. The fur trade was one such place where men from every sort of background, could become part of a lucrative business. If you were strong, you could paddle a canoe, or if you learned french or an indian dialect you could learn to trade. Many people looked upon the new world as an adventure that would make them wealthy and it did create wealth for some, and adventure for others who went looking for it.
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Dore Originally Answered: What percentage of people were Catholic during the 18th century in France?
It is true. You probably found it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dechristianisation_of_France_during_the_French_Revolution#The_Church_under_the_Ancien_R.C3.A9gime With the Edict of Fontainebleau of 1685, Louis XIV revoked the Edict of Nantes of 1598, which had granted protestants the right to worship their religion without persecution from the state. He ordered the destruction of Huguenot churches, as well as the closing of Protestant schools, and tried to intimidate protestants into converting to Catholicism. As a result of the persecution a large number of Protestants — estimates range from 210,000 to 900,000 — left France over the next two decades, seeking asylum in England, the United Provinces, Denmark, the Habsburg's Holy Roman Empire, South Africa and North America. On January 17, 1686, Louis XIV himself claimed that out of a Huguenot population of 800,000 to 900,000, only 1,000 to 1,500 had remained in France.
Dore Originally Answered: What percentage of people were Catholic during the 18th century in France?
Your records, statistics are absolutely correct. Prior to the French Revolution nearly everyone in France (and all through Europe) were Catholic.

Brendan Brendan
The Fur Trade in North America consisted mainly of beaver pelts which were in high demand in Europe as they were mainly used to make hats before it switched to silk. Most beaver come from the North Woods where timber, and fast moving rivers are found. This habitat was and still is mostly in present day Canada (New France, later British North America). Beaver pelts demanded high prices and so it was very lucrative for a while to trap beaver. Pelts were used as money to trade for many things including arms, whiskey and such.
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Affton Affton
Fur was abundant aka animals and men needed money to support their large families in the cold lands of Canada. as well, there was a great demand for furs in Europe and the animals had long been killed off.
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Affton Originally Answered: Which of these people would you be interested in the most?
Four =] Hahah, just, you know emo boys aren't the same as people who can't fit in. "Emo" Is a whole nother fashion trend, so they do fit in, just not with the Hollister scene. Besides, they want to fit in by not fitting in. Hahah. I have the whole emo look. So does my boyfriend and all of our friends.

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