The French are losing control of their territory to the British and those fighting to control the southern states. Political unrest is resulting in migration of English-speaking colonists to eastern Canada. African slaves migrate north to escape bondage.

The British take control of Quebec and hold ‘power’ over the whole east coast and the inland fur trade. The Hudson’s Bay Company is the British Crown’s agent in this new land at this time. The British Colonies are being strengthened.

The British establish an official position to assume responsibility for Indian Affairs; this post is military in nature. The fur trade, led by the Hudson’s Bay Company, follows a strong and steady course westward.