Imperial motives

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An activity to discover the many reasons why nations embark upon a policy of imperialism (the political, social, and/or economic control by one nation over another).

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Imperial motives

  1. 1. Imperialism in Africa (1914)
  2. 2. Analyzing the Reasons for Imperialism
  3. 3. Directions1. Draw a symbol that represents each motive.2. Look at each image (A thru J) & describe what you see. Draw in the symbol of motive(s) & explain why you chose that motive
  4. 4. Analyzing the reasons for Imperialism• IMPERIALISM is a policy in which a strong nation seeks to dominate other countries politically, economically, or socially.
  5. 5. A.Cecil Rhodes: claimedover 1,000,000 sq kmfor Great Britain in thename of its queen(Victoria). A nation wasnamed after him insouthern Africa,Rhodesia (its namechanged to Zimbabwein 1980)
  6. 6. Kimberley, southern Africa, 1872 (Mining for?) B.
  7. 7. C. The White Man’s Burden Take up the White Mans burden-- Send forth the best ye breed-- Go bind your sons to exile To serve your captives need; To wait in heavy harness, On fluttered folk and wild-- Your new-caught, sullen peoples, Half-devil and half-child.Pears’ Soap is a potent factor in brightening the darkcorners of the earth as civilization advances, whileamongst the cultured of all nations it holds thehighest place – it is the ideal toilet soap
  8. 8. D. Who is the head of this snake?The Belgian Congo:ivory and copper ingreat supply
  9. 9. A King and a Queen from which part of the world? E.
  10. 10. “Before the war, after the war” F.
  11. 11. G.A British designedstamp for theAfrican colony ofBCA (now calledMalawi)What could thismean?
  12. 12. “sew, sew” H.
  13. 13. Livingstone: the explorer of Africa I.
  14. 14. rubber tappers: Africans & Europeans. Which is which? J.
  15. 15. Tools of Imperialism: Main Colonial AdvantagesMachine guns Gunboats vs. Breech loader

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