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The Seigneurial System Upon the formation of Canada many different factors affected how it was formed and what people did The seigneurial system had been imported from France and introduced to Canada shortly after the colonies of New France were founded See Appendix The seigneurial system was a system designed in France as a way of encouraging settlers to come to the colonies without directly involving the government Since all of the land in the colonies of New France was owned by the King in France it allowed the King to make all the decisions for the colonies The King had a dream to create a system of landholding that would produce a wealthy class of people in the colonies In order for the King to acquire a colony of wealth he needed to find a way so he could make people wealthy without giving them money directly This caused the creation of The Seigneurial System In this essay you will see a contrast between the good and bad points of the seigneurial system The Seigneurial System didnt take place out of nowhere there was a process for this system to start The King had to appoint people who would receive a grant of land in the colony and would not have to pay for it but he would have to perform certain duties for the King The landowner or better known as a seigneur had many small tasks that he had to for the King in return for the land The most important task that the seigneur had to provide was that he had to bring people who would clear the land and farm on it and create a balanced society for the colonies of New France The first seigneurial grant was given to a man named Louis Hebert in 1623 The seigneur also had to pay homage and fealty to the crown and within forty days he had to produce an
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