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MONTREAL CANADA HISTORY - MONTREAL CANADA HISTORY

Montreal Canada HistoryMontreal Canada History - The first people to live on the land of Montreal were the Indians. The first Europeans came to the land in 1534. It was after Cartier came that even more Europeans came to Montreal wanting to have a part in this new land.

Then in the year of 1642 a man came to the area of Old Montreal. His name Paul Chomedey, Sieur de Maisonneuve and with his group of French Colonists he founded Ville Marie. It was a small Catholic mission.

In the late 18th century, this small Ville Marie had grown so immensely that it was now a port of Montreal instead of a trading post.

In 1791 The Canadian Constitution Act turned Canada into two separate Upper Canada and Lower Canada.

Quebec was the Capital of the Lower Canada and its first commerce was fur trading. Up until the 29th century most of the people worked on farms with agriculture and forestry making most of the money.

It wasn’t until 1830 that Montréal, which is also called the "Paris of the North" was now Canada's major industrial center.

In the year 1967 The Expo 67 World's Fair gave Québec's place among modern nations of the world.

Now in the modern age we find that the area with its multitude of natural resources and energy sources has brought it to the forefront of major cities in the world. Montreal continues to prosper and the people work in a myriad of fields.

The future of the City of Montreal looks even brighter as more and more visitors come to the area the tourist industry is making enormous profits. There in a city that millions call their home others have found a wonderful vacationing spot and they return year after year to enjoy all Montreal has to offer.

 

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