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Shortly after Spain and Portugal begun the exploration and settlementof the New World many other European powers started to begin theirexpeditions in the new world One of these powers was France LikeSpain the French started settling in what is now modern day Canada andUS Unlike Spain the French occupied mostly in the northern part ofthe US and most of Canada The Spanish occupied what is now theAmerican southwest Like most countries Spain and France sought aprofit in the New World Even though their goals were the same the waySpain and France reached their goals was different In the late 16th century Spain found an interest in the region that is now the American Southwest The Spanish called this region New MexicoIn 1598 the expedition from Mexico to the north took place Thisexpedition was very expensive due to many delays Initially the Spanishand the Pueblos lived side by side peacefully But only a few monthsafter the Spanish first settled the incidents started to reel in Firstthe Spanish moved into the homes of the Pueblos Then soldiers startedto rape and murder the Natives for supplies The Natives tried to fightback but were easily defeated The Spanish killed over 800 of thenatives The ones who survived were sent into slave labor The Spanishexploited the encomienda system which allowed them to use the Nativesas slaves Through this slave labor the Spanish gained profits from thehides crops and wool produced by the slavesIn the early 17th century the French occupied the north of what is nowthe US and Canada Unlike the Spanish the French believed that sendingtoo many people to the New World would be too expensive In the end only3000 people were settled in the French colonies This was due to thefact that the French mainly focused on the fur trade Unlike the Spanishthe French did not need to enslave the local Natives They simply tradedfurs and kept a very peaceful relationship This proved to be
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