The province of Quebec derived its name from the portion of the St. Lawrence River that narrows into a straight stream near the Quebec City. This modern day technology hub was originally received by the aboriginal inhabitants of the province, the place has been populated by a large number of Algonquian, Iroquoian, and Inuit groups in the nearby territories.
The French Connection
The French explorer Jacques Cartier was one of the first travellers to bring the French culture to the colonised area of Quebec in 1534. Some 70 years later, the French started settling in permanently, with Samuel de Champlain leading one of the first groups in the province.
The Europeans started colonising the area under the pretext of establishing trade with the locals but soon making it as one of the most prominent French establishment.
Transition Periods for Quebec
The first major transformation happened after the British forces defeated the French forces at the Plains of Abraham outside of Quebec City in 1759. This loss meant that Quebec was no longer under the control of French. It ceded all its power to the British rulers.
Post liberalization, Quebec was named as one of the four founding provinces of Canada in 1867.
Somewhere in the mid-20th century, Quebec went under a “quiet revolution” period which saw the economy shift from an agriculturally focused one to a more urban and industrial one. The period of modernisation resulted in improved living standards for the residents with increased importance being placed on the distinct cultural and linguistic heritage of the province.