Aim: Why did Africa become a target of European imperialism?Do Now: Why would a stronger, bigger kid bully a smaller weake...
Aim: Why did Africa become a target of European imperialism?Do Now: Why would a stronger, bigger kid bully a smaller weake...
What is the industrialrevolution?• From 1760 - 1830• Transition from hand production methods To machine production method...
Motivations for Imperialism• Economic Needs• A need for raw materials that were notdomestically available and those rawmat...
Motivations for Imperialism• Adventure• Inspired by stories of Dr.Livingstone, people wantedthe excitement of adventure.• ...
Berlin Conference of 1884-1885Another point of view? 
Berlin Conference AttendeesAim: Why did Africa become a target of European imperialism?Do Now: Why would a stronger, bigge...
Aim: Why did Africa become a target of European imperialism?Do Now: Why would a stronger, bigger kid bully a smaller weake...
Aim: Why did Africa become a target of European imperialism?Do Now: Why would a stronger, bigger kid bully a smaller weake...
Aim: Why did Africa become a target of European imperialism?Do Now: Why would a stronger, bigger kid bully a smaller weake...
Aim: Why did Africa become a target of European imperialism?Do Now: Why would a stronger, bigger kid bully a smaller weake...
Aim: Why did Africa become a target of European imperialism?Do Now: Why would a stronger, bigger kid bully a smaller weake...
Aim: Why did Africa become a target of European imperialism?Do Now: Why would a stronger, bigger kid bully a smaller weake...
Aim: Why did Africa become a target of European imperialism?Do Now: Why would a stronger, bigger kid bully a smaller weake...
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    1. 1. Aim: Why did Africa become a target of European imperialism?Do Now: Why would a stronger, bigger kid bully a smaller weaker kid?Aim: Why did Africa become a target ofEuropean imperialism?Do Now: Why would a stronger, bigger kidbully a smaller weaker kid?HW: Imagine you are a reporter coveringthe Berlin Conference. Write a news articledescribing the conference. Be sure toinclude what , why, where and when.
    2. 2. Aim: Why did Africa become a target of European imperialism?Do Now: Why would a stronger, bigger kid bully a smaller weaker kid?Imperialism• Even if you don’t know what it means,write a definition of imperialism.• Use that word in a sentence.
    3. 3. What is the industrialrevolution?• From 1760 - 1830• Transition from hand production methods To machine production methodsAim: Why did Africa become a target of European imperialism?Do Now: Why would a stronger, bigger kid bully a smaller weaker kid?
    4. 4. Motivations for Imperialism• Economic Needs• A need for raw materials that were notdomestically available and those rawmaterials were abundant in Africa.• Social Darwinism• Only the strongest nations survive and onlythe strongest nations have colonies in Africa.
    5. 5. Motivations for Imperialism• Adventure• Inspired by stories of Dr.Livingstone, people wantedthe excitement of adventure.• Missionaries/ “The whiteman’s burden”• Europeans felt that theyneeded to civilize the rest ofthe world. They also felt thatthey needed to converteveryone in Africa toChristianity.
    6. 6. Berlin Conference of 1884-1885Another point of view? 
    7. 7. Berlin Conference AttendeesAim: Why did Africa become a target of European imperialism?Do Now: Why would a stronger, bigger kid bully a smaller weaker kid?
    8. 8. Aim: Why did Africa become a target of European imperialism?Do Now: Why would a stronger, bigger kid bully a smaller weaker kid?Berlin Conference Divides Africa• There was so much competition for land inAfrica, that Europeans feared there wouldbe a war. They held the BerlinConference to carve up Africa.• Sounds like a good idea…. But no oneconsulted the Africans.• By 1914 only Ethiopia and Liberiaremained free nations.
    9. 9. Aim: Why did Africa become a target of European imperialism?Do Now: Why would a stronger, bigger kid bully a smaller weaker kid?How does imperialism in Africa in 1878compare with 1914?1878 Traditional EthnicBoundaries of Africa
    10. 10. Aim: Why did Africa become a target of European imperialism?Do Now: Why would a stronger, bigger kid bully a smaller weaker kid?What attitude about the British doesRhode’s statement display.• I contend that we (the British) are the first race inthe world, and the more of the world we inhabit,the better it is for the human race… It is our dutyto seize every opportunity of acquiring moreterritory and we should keep this one ideasteadily before our eyes that more territorysimply means more of the Anglo-Saxon race,more of the best, the most human, mosthonorable race the world possesses.– Cecil Rhodes, Confession of Faith 1877
    11. 11. Aim: Why did Africa become a target of European imperialism?Do Now: Why would a stronger, bigger kid bully a smaller weaker kid?Cecil Rhodes• British imperialist whoexploited Africa.• Founder of the RhodesDe Beers diamondcompany, the largest inthe world.• Rhodesia was namedafter Rhodes. Today, thecountry is Zimbabwe, itstraditional name.
    12. 12. Aim: Why did Africa become a target of European imperialism?Do Now: Why would a stronger, bigger kid bully a smaller weaker kid?Diamonds….Uncut Diamond Cut and Polished Diamond
    13. 13. Aim: Why did Africa become a target of European imperialism?Do Now: Why would a stronger, bigger kid bully a smaller weaker kid?Vocabulary• Scramble: a frantic struggle to obtainsomething.• Racism: The belief that one race issuperior to another.• Social Darwinism: Important social theorythat stated that evolution what how peoplecame to be who we are. Survival of thefittest.
    14. 14. Aim: Why did Africa become a target of European imperialism?Do Now: Why would a stronger, bigger kid bully a smaller weaker kid?ImperialismThe seizure of a larger, stronger country over a weaker oneto control the• Society• Politics• Economy• Resources• Military

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