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Acadia, in 1754: Brown British territory, Green: French territory: brown/green: British claim to French territory.

Acadia is the name of a territory in northeastern North America. Today, the area is mostly part of Canada. At the time, England and France fought over the territory. France said it had a legitimate claim, because Giovanni da Verrazzano and Jacques Cartier had done expeditions in the area. The British claim was founded on an expedition of Giovanni Caboto. The borders of the territory had never been defined clearly. Fights about where these borders were, were common. Historically, Acadia covered the territories of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and the southern part of the Gaspé Peninsula, in Quebec. The northeastern part of Maine was also part of Acadia.