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African Imperialism
African Imperialism
Imperialism is the policy of extending a nations power by taking
Imperialism is the policy of extending a nations power by taking
Colonialism is a policy of extending and maintaining control over a
Colonialism is a policy of extending and maintaining control over a
Exploring Africa
Exploring Africa
Livingstone kept a journal where he described the land and people he
Livingstone kept a journal where he described the land and people he
Traders came to get raw materials such as timber and rubber to feed
Traders came to get raw materials such as timber and rubber to feed
To protect their trade, Europeans began to establish colonies and take
To protect their trade, Europeans began to establish colonies and take
The Scramble for Africa
The Scramble for Africa
African Imperialism
African Imperialism
Berlin Conference- European powers met in Berlin to divide African
Berlin Conference- European powers met in Berlin to divide African
The divisions didnt take into account physical geography of the
The divisions didnt take into account physical geography of the
African Imperialism
African Imperialism
The European colonial powers changed life in Africa in a big way
The European colonial powers changed life in Africa in a big way
Imperialism in Africa
Imperialism in Africa
Imperialism is the source of a lot of problems that Africa still faces
Imperialism is the source of a lot of problems that Africa still faces

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African Imperialism

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1 African Imperialism

African Imperialism

2 Imperialism is the policy of extending a nations power by taking

Imperialism is the policy of extending a nations power by taking

possession of other lands. Claiming the land gave the nation economic and political control and expanded their empire.

3 Colonialism is a policy of extending and maintaining control over a

Colonialism is a policy of extending and maintaining control over a

foreign land. The colonists brought their language, culture, and laws to the new land.

4 Exploring Africa

Exploring Africa

One of the most famous African explorers was a Scottish doctor and missionary named David Livingstone. He arrived in 1841 and spent more than 30 years exploring Africa.

5 Livingstone kept a journal where he described the land and people he

Livingstone kept a journal where he described the land and people he

met. This journal became a best-seller in Europe. After reading his book, European business leaders realized that they could get rich from Africa.

6 Traders came to get raw materials such as timber and rubber to feed

Traders came to get raw materials such as timber and rubber to feed

the machines of the Industrial Revolution. Europeans also wanted Africans to buy their goods, so they formed large companies to manage the trades.

7 To protect their trade, Europeans began to establish colonies and take

To protect their trade, Europeans began to establish colonies and take

control of African lands. European countries began to compete with each other to add more land to their colonial empires. This was the start of imperialism.

8 The Scramble for Africa

The Scramble for Africa

Check your understanding: Why were the European powers scrambling for control over Africa?

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10 Berlin Conference- European powers met in Berlin to divide African

Berlin Conference- European powers met in Berlin to divide African

territory. When 14 European nations met in 1884 to divide Africa among themselves, they didnt ask any Africans how they felt about the European takeovers.

11 The divisions didnt take into account physical geography of the

The divisions didnt take into account physical geography of the

continent or the similarities and differences in religions, languages, and ways of life.

12 African Imperialism
13 The European colonial powers changed life in Africa in a big way

The European colonial powers changed life in Africa in a big way

Some Africans accepted these changes, but others fought to keep their lands and their ways of life.

14 Imperialism in Africa

Imperialism in Africa

CAUSES: -European nations needed raw materials. -European leaders wanted power and land EFFECTS: -Africans lost their land and independence -Many Africans died resisting Europeans -Africa is still recovering from imperialism

15 Imperialism is the source of a lot of problems that Africa still faces

Imperialism is the source of a lot of problems that Africa still faces

today. The influence of imperialism has made the development of Africa a challenge.

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