Do Now
• Complete “The Age of Imperialism: Concept
Definition Map”
– Fill in the Definition of “Imperialism”
– Provide fou...
Conclusions (From Yesterday)
1. What factors did you consider in acquiring
territories?
2. What factors were totally ignor...
Review: The Scramble for Africa
• Industrialized nations looked to Africa as a
resource for raw materials (coal, iron, rub...
Analyzing Imperial Motives
• For today’s activity you will work in pairs.
• You will be examining and analyzing written
an...
Imperial Motives
• There were many different motives behind the
European drive to create colonial empires:
– Economic
– Po...
Imperial Motives
• You will have 4 minutes to examine each
placard.
• For each placard you will:
1. Describe what you see....
D
• As yet the Congo basin is a blank, a fruitless waste, a
desolate and unproductive area…It has been our
purpose to fill...
G
Excerpt from The White Man’s
Burden
Take up the White Man’s Burden---
Send forth the best ye breed---
Go bind your sons ...
I
The Partition of China
The Heathen Chinese! The Heathen Chinese!
What a channel for Christian expansion is he.
Then ho! ...
M
• Cecil Rhodes was a financier,
statesman, and empire builder
of British South Africa. He was
prime minister of Cape Col...
N
I beg to direct your attention
to Africa; I know that in a
few years I shall be cut off in
that country, which is now
op...
Analyzing imperial motives
Analyzing imperial motives
Analyzing imperial motives
Analyzing imperial motives
Analyzing imperial motives
Analyzing imperial motives
Analyzing imperial motives
Analyzing imperial motives
Analyzing imperial motives
Analyzing imperial motives
Analyzing imperial motives
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  1. 1. Do Now • Complete “The Age of Imperialism: Concept Definition Map” – Fill in the Definition of “Imperialism” – Provide four characteristics of “Imperialism” • Characteristic: a feature or quality of something that helps identify what it is. • Ex: A characteristic of a guitar is that it is a musical instrument that uses strings. – Give at least three examples of “Imperialism”
  2. 2. Conclusions (From Yesterday) 1. What factors did you consider in acquiring territories? 2. What factors were totally ignored in your decisions? 3. Your decisions created colonial boundaries that will eventually become the borders of African countries. What problems have you created in these African countries by dividing up Africa based on European needs and concerns rather than African ones?
  3. 3. Review: The Scramble for Africa • Industrialized nations looked to Africa as a resource for raw materials (coal, iron, rubber) and new markets (places to sell their goods). • Many of these nations began to scramble for territory to claim as theirs. • As a result, these nations met in Berlin, Germany at the Berlin Conference, where they set in place a system of how to claim territory in Africa. • Soon, the majority of African territory had been claimed by these imperialist nations.
  4. 4. Analyzing Imperial Motives • For today’s activity you will work in pairs. • You will be examining and analyzing written and visual artifacts that reveal the various motives behind the European drive to create colonial empires in the late 1800s.
  5. 5. Imperial Motives • There were many different motives behind the European drive to create colonial empires: – Economic – Political – Cultural • Religious • Ideological/Social Darwinist • Are there similarities between some motives?
  6. 6. Imperial Motives • You will have 4 minutes to examine each placard. • For each placard you will: 1. Describe what you see. 2. Analyze, discuss and document which motive(s) are shown in the placard. 3. Explain why you chose this motive(s). • (repeat this step if you determine that a placard reveals more than one motive.)
  7. 7. D • As yet the Congo basin is a blank, a fruitless waste, a desolate and unproductive area…It has been our purpose to fill this blank with life, to redeem this waste, to plant and sow that the dark man may gather, to vivify the wide, wild lands so long forgotten by Europe. But cursed be he or they who, animated by causeless, jealousy and a spirit of mischief, will compel us to fire our station, destroy our work so conspicuously begun, and abandon Africa to its pristine helplessness and savagery. - Henry Stanley, 1882
  8. 8. G Excerpt from The White Man’s Burden Take up the White Man’s Burden--- Send forth the best ye breed--- Go bind your sons to exile--- To serve your captives’ need… Take up the White Man’s Burden--- The savage wars of peace--- Fill full the mouth of famine--- And bid the sickness cease… - Rudyard Kipling, 1899
  9. 9. I The Partition of China The Heathen Chinese! The Heathen Chinese! What a channel for Christian expansion is he. Then ho! For the Flowery Land of the East, Like vultures we’ll swoop in on the promising feast. Commission your navies, ye nations so free, To bear the true light to the Heathen Chinese. If Russia ‘makes converts,’ it’s perfectly clear, We need for ‘converting’ a well-defined sphere; If Germany’s ‘missions’ hold meetings for prayer, So Christian a work ‘tis our duty to share. Incidentally, too, there is cash to be made, There’s naught like religion to stimulate trade. Them come all ye teachers and preachers and fighters, Backed up by the press and its wonderful writers. Let’s give to this darkened and downtrodden nation, A touch of the blessings of civilization. And our Christian ‘maxims’ will work, you will see, A change for the good in that Heathen Chinese.
  10. 10. M • Cecil Rhodes was a financier, statesman, and empire builder of British South Africa. He was prime minister of Cape Colony (1890–1896), and organizer of the giant diamond-mining company De Beers Consolidated Mines, Ltd. (1888). • This British cartoon shows Cecil Rhodes’ vision of making Africa, “all British from Cape Town to Cairo.” 1892
  11. 11. N I beg to direct your attention to Africa; I know that in a few years I shall be cut off in that country, which is now open: Do not let it be shut again! I go back to Africa to try to make an open path for commerce and Christianity; do you carry out the work which I have begun. I leave it with you! - David Livingstone, 1857

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