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 Have you ever heard of the phrase:?
“Jewel in the Crown.”
 Since the 1500’s, Great Britain (England)
worked to expand their empire.
 The more lands under Britain’s control
meant ...
 Great Britain had lands all over the world. A
popular phrase that British people would say
was, “The sun never sets on t...
 In the 1600’s, the British East India
Company set up trading posts in a few major
Indian cities.
 By the 1700’s the Eas...
 In the 1800’s, the British government got
more involved in security, government and
regulating trade in India.
 India provided huge amounts of raw
materials that could be sent to Britain.
 Britain’s factories could then manufacture...
 Unfortunately, there were less benefits for the native
Indians.
 Britain did not allow Indians to manufacture for thems...
 In 1857, Sepoys, which were Indian soldiers
in the British army, rebelled.
 already resented the British for their cont...
The British Rifle.
 Rumors spread that the cartridges for the
Enfield rifle were lubricated with beef and
pork fat.
 Soldiers had to bite t...
 Sepoys that refused to use the cartridges
were jailed.
 The next day, the Sepoys rebelled.
 Fighting lasted for over a...
The Fate of rebellious Indians
 The British now felt more disgust with the
Indians.
 Their racist attitudes dominated Indian
social life.
“It is the consciousness of the inherent
superiority of the European
which has won for us India. However
well-educated and...
 Not until 1947 would
India find independence
and equality.
 China had become an increasingly important
member of the global community
 Western economic pressure forced China to
op...
India imperialism
India imperialism
India imperialism
India imperialism
India imperialism
India imperialism
India imperialism
India imperialism
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India imperialism

  1. 1.  Have you ever heard of the phrase:? “Jewel in the Crown.”
  2. 2.  Since the 1500’s, Great Britain (England) worked to expand their empire.  The more lands under Britain’s control meant more materials it had and more products it could sell.
  3. 3.  Great Britain had lands all over the world. A popular phrase that British people would say was, “The sun never sets on the British Empire.”  But the crown jewel of the empire, the place that brought the most profit and wealth, was India.  With its raw materials and 300 million people to sell to it was not surprising
  4. 4.  In the 1600’s, the British East India Company set up trading posts in a few major Indian cities.  By the 1700’s the East India Company basically took over India with its own private army, staffed by Indian soldiers called Sepoys.
  5. 5.  In the 1800’s, the British government got more involved in security, government and regulating trade in India.
  6. 6.  India provided huge amounts of raw materials that could be sent to Britain.  Britain’s factories could then manufacture goods from it.  India’s 300 million people were also a large market for British goods.
  7. 7.  Unfortunately, there were less benefits for the native Indians.  Britain did not allow Indians to manufacture for themselves. They had to buy British goods only.  The British did set up a railroad network, but it only transported British goods. Grown in India Refined in England
  8. 8.  In 1857, Sepoys, which were Indian soldiers in the British army, rebelled.  already resented the British for their control and their poor treatment of the natives.  The rebellion broke out over the lubricant on a rifle.
  9. 9. The British Rifle.
  10. 10.  Rumors spread that the cartridges for the Enfield rifle were lubricated with beef and pork fat.  Soldiers had to bite the seal off of the cartridges before loading.  Hindu Indians were offended because cows are sacred to their faith.  Muslim Indians were offended because pork was considered a pollutant.
  11. 11.  Sepoys that refused to use the cartridges were jailed.  The next day, the Sepoys rebelled.  Fighting lasted for over a year. Finally, the East India Company regained control.  After that, the British government was much more involved in controlling India.
  12. 12. The Fate of rebellious Indians
  13. 13.  The British now felt more disgust with the Indians.  Their racist attitudes dominated Indian social life.
  14. 14. “It is the consciousness of the inherent superiority of the European which has won for us India. However well-educated and clever a native may be, and however brave he may prove himself, I believe that no rank we can bestow on him would cause him to be considered an equal of the British officer.” - LORD KITCHENER, British Commander of the army in India
  15. 15.  Not until 1947 would India find independence and equality.
  16. 16.  China had become an increasingly important member of the global community  Western economic pressure forced China to open to foreign trade and influence  Out of pride in their culture, the Chinese looked down on all foreigners

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