British rule in india6.3

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British rule in india6.3

  1. 1. BRITISH RULE IN INDIA CH.6 SECTION 3
  2. 2. CAUSE AND EFFECT CHART: BRITISH RULE IN INDIACause EffectBritish TextilesCotton CropsSchool SystemRailroad, telegraph, telephoneservices
  3. 3. SEPOY MUTINTY• British East India Company ruled India with soldiers and forts • Hired Indian soldiers called sepoys• Rumors that the British were supplying bullets greased with cow and pig fat • The cow was sacred to Hindus; the pig was taboo to muslims • Caused Sepoy to rebel
  4. 4. RESULTS OF THE REBELLION• Kanpur: Indian rebels slaughtered 200 women• Parliament transferred powers of the East India Co. to Parliament• Queen Victoria made the people of India her colonial subjects • “Jewel in the Crown”
  5. 5. BENEFITS OF BRITISH RULE• Brought order and stability to society• New school system set up • Trained children to serve in the government and army• Railroads, the telegraph, and a postal service were introduced
  6. 6. COSTS OF BRITISH RULE• Introduction of British goods (i.e. textiles) put thousands out of work• Taxes were increased by collectors• Farmers were forced to grow cotton instead of food causing famine• Indian people were treated unfairly

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