AIM: Did European imperialism in Africa have positive or negative effects? DO NOW: Copy these questions in your notes. Leave space for your answers n In 1914, how many African countries were independent? n Which European nation controlled the most colonies in Africa? Mr. McEntarfer * Global History * HSLPS Africa: Before and After Review n DEFINE IMPERIALISM n DEFINE COLONY Negative effects of imperialism n Mother countries seized the land of colonies and tried to change their culture q Ex. Christianity, language, food n Denied people in colonies basic human rights q Ex. Freedom of speech, freedom to participate in government n Natural resources of colonies were stolen and sent back to mother countries. Local workers were mistreated. Manufactured goods were then sent back to colonies and sold for huge profits. n Cost Europeans a lot of money! Positive effects of imperialism n Created new wealth (mines, deforestation) even though mother countries kept profits n Mother countries improved the infrastructure (roads, bridges, railroads) of the countries they colonized Was imperialism a positive or negative force? n Write one complete paragraph with a topic sentence and evidence to back it up!
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