The Seigneurial System - Ms. Cariati's Class Site

The Seigneurial System - Ms. Cariati's Class Site

New France Minds On.... Assume you were on the higher end of the hierarchy in New France. The king has granted you a piece of land by the water, however, you must divide land and share it with evenly with 11 other individuals. Draw how you would divide up the land. The French King, Louis XIV

Born: September 5, 1638 Death: September 1, 1715) He believed a nation obtained strength and prosperity through self-sufficiency. He believed that colonies provided the greatest means by which France could become more powerful, because they were sources of raw materials and ready markets for finished

goods. In 1663, Louis XIV assumed the political, military, and economic responsibility for New France. As a result, New France was governed for the next 100 years. The Seigneurial System Feudal System came from Europe (Pay Taxes & Public Works) Island Orleans

System of Governance Governor Frontenac was the first Governor (Military) in New France. Jean Talon was the first intendant (Business Manager) of New France. Francis of Laval First Bishop of New

France. The Seigneurial System Because New France was a rural society with almost four out of every five people living on a farm, one of the roots of daily life was the Seigneurial System. A land distribution and holding system patterned on European feudalism.

The King owned all land in New France. Seigneuries were grants of land made by the Crown to members of the nobility and varied in size from ten square kilometers to close to two hundred square kilometers. The seigneurs, or lords, in turn, then parceled out the land and rented it to the habitants who worked it. Duties of the Seigneur Subdivided the land into 32-hectare parcels and then granted land to the Habitants.

Built a house and flour mill on the Seigneury. Contributed to the construction of the church. Reported the following information to the the Intendant. 1. The population of the Seigneury. 2. The amount of land under cultivation. 3. The Dues paid. Duties of the Habitant Pays taxes or dues to the Seigneur Build a house and farm the land. Perform unpaid labour for the Seigneur (3 days-Corve) Gives a percentage of his produce (fish, crops , animals)

Old seigneurial manor house Two factors caused the narrow strip farming running away from the rivers that became characteristic of New France. First, everyone needed water access for irrigation and transportation. Second, the French had an inheritance system that called for all children to inherit

equally, as opposed to the English system of primogeniture whereby the eldest male got everything. As one generation gave way to the next, the farms were divided lengthwise, always with water access. As a result, the landscape of New France was an endless series of narrow farms running to the water's edge.

Recently Viewed Presentations

  • Decision Trees and Decision Tables - Furman University

    Decision Trees and Decision Tables - Furman University

    Decision Trees and Decision Tables. Often our problem solutions require decisions to be made according to two or more conditions or combinations of conditions. Decision trees represent such decision as a sequence of steps. Decision tables describe . all possible...
  • Book 5- Sweet Nymph and the Open Sea

    Book 5- Sweet Nymph and the Open Sea

    "'O Father Zeus and gods in bliss forever, let no man holding scepter as a king think to be mild, or kind or virtuous; let him be cruel, and practice evil ways, for those Odysseus ruled cannot remember his fatherhood...
  • A Christmas Carol Novel by Charles Dickens Play by Frederick ...

    A Christmas Carol Novel by Charles Dickens Play by Frederick ...

    At the feet of the Ghost of Christmas Presence are two thin, pale children wearing filthy rags. They are Hunger and Ignorance. The ghost tells Scrooge, "They walk your streets, look to you for comfort.And you deny them.
  • Biology - WordPress.com

    Biology - WordPress.com

    is a agent that can cause disease and harm, it may be a fungi, bacteria, protoctist or virus. Structures and functions in living organisms. Levels of organization. Cell structure. Biological molecules. Movement of substances into and out of cells. Nutrition....
  • Doctors in Dependency Cases - Children's Advocacy Institute

    Doctors in Dependency Cases - Children's Advocacy Institute

    Doctors in Dependency Cases. What they are: Interpreters of the medical facts. Trained Observers. Schooled in Science, not law. What "could" have happened, not what "more probably than not" did happen. Medical Opinion . Defined by the "basis" for that...
  • Identifying the Elements of A Plot Diagram

    Identifying the Elements of A Plot Diagram

    A Quick Quiz. A STATIC character. ... We will now watch a short version of the story to refresh your memory. After you will need to answer questions about the plot, characters, and setting. ... Identifying the Elements of A...
  • Chapter 8: Understanding Longer Readings

    Chapter 8: Understanding Longer Readings

    Headings in longer readings frequently help readers identify the point of the supporting detail paragraphs. The purpose of the reading is easier to identify. The opening sentence of supporting detail paragraphs frequently tell you how the new paragraph connects to...
  • DC power monitor - Texas State University

    DC power monitor - Texas State University

    Goal . Emerson 24Vdc Monitor. This device will monitor for 24Vdc. Upon a decrease or increase of 5% of 24Vdc the device will record. Measurements include: