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					   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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