How was the Government of New France set up?
King Louis XIV had absolute power, from the "Divine Right of Kings". The colony was run by Jean Baptiste Colbert, a trusted advisor of King Louis and Minister of Marine (colonies). The Governor General represented the King in New France and was appointed from the Military. The Intendant oversaw day-day operations in New France and came from Nobility. The Bishop represented the Catholic Church and ruled over education, churches, hospitals, missionary work, and weddings and funerals.