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[Detail] Vue de Quebec, capitale du Canada. 1755.

Chronological Thinking: Interpreting Data Presented in Timelines and Maps

The theme Descriptive Maps includes five maps showing imperial claims and political boundaries from before 1763 to the era of the Louisiana Purchase.

Study the five maps and note important changes. What questions do you have about the changes, particularly the reasons for the changes? 

Now look for answers to your questions in the France in America: Chronology. Use information from the timeline to construct a brief explanation of the changes from map to map. What questions remain unanswered? Where might you find answers to those questions?