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
n Which European nation controlled the most colonies in
Mr. McEntarfer * Global History * HSLPS
Africa: Before and After
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
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
Was imperialism a positive or negative
n Write one complete paragraph with a topic
sentence and evidence to back it up!