The Europeans saw themselves as superiors over those who are not civilized. Furthermore, "[Europeans] tried to change the religion, the language the way of life of these colonized people," (pg 321 ASG World History). This shows that Europeans had little respect for native culture and customs. In addition, "the colonial people had no control over their government or their country's resources," this suggests that a revolution or war could of easily started at any moment. So there was constantly conflict between the nations of
This lack of unity can be attributed to the artificial borders drawn up by the European colonists. The ‘Scramble for Africa’ resulted in colonists dividing up the African continent, not keeping in mind different ethnicities or the complication of the different chiefdoms and rulers. During this time, different ethnic groups were forced to live in the same areas where they had no relation to one another yet the colonial rulers expected them to unite and adopt a national unity. This therefore created many
Socially the war was not revolutionary because, there was still that one race that was not treated like they belonged and felt like they were taking up space. Politically the war was not revolutionary because, the imprisoned slaves were not allowed to be apart of the Declaration of Independence. Therefore Revolution was both revolutionary and not revolutionary because, of the three stated topics above. The American Revolution was the most important event in the history of the world since the birth of Christ,-stated by Richard Price. The Revolution was revolutionary based on economic factors because, as apart of the empire the colonies were protected from foreign invasion by the British military.
The colonial powers failed to provide Africans with the tools necessary or have a sustainable life. “None of the newly independent countries had enough skilled African administrators to run a government nor had an electorate that knew what independence was about” (Document 4). Without given any knowledge, the Africans were put into a position to create their own government. This gave some positive looks as towards imperialism, as it gave job opportunities to the Africans. “When the whites came to our country, we had the land and they had the Bible; now we have the Bible and they have the land” (Document 5).
From the 15th to the 18th century, Europeans were capturing and transporting Africans to benefit their home country or colonies by having cheap labour. The evolution of the African slave trade developed from an inhumane practice into a more civilized business transaction. Europeans had no respect for the slaves, and no business strategies were evident during the beginning of the slave trade. As time progressed, several business tactics were utilized in order to create greater efficiency of the trade. Also, the Europeans developed benevolent treatment towards slaves to prolong their health and ensure their survival in order to increase margins of profit.
This meant that PR was never going to be fully developed as a colonial powerhouse but instead used to house a good deal of soldiers to keep a firm grip on Spanish colonial interest. Cuba was more the bread basket for the Spanish and would soon become the most important colony for the Spanish Crown. Because of President McKinley and teller Amendment after the Spanish American War the United States could not and frankly did not want to annex Cuba but it did annex PR, from then on the differences started to be apparent. The US did not want to annex Cuba because it did not want to fan the flames of anti-imperial groups in the states. Also the Cuban people had figures like Jose Marti who petitioned for Cuban independence in the United States, one of the main reasons the US actually got involved was because of people like Marti who ran such a successful slander campaign on the treatment of the Cuban people by the Spanish.
As said in class people who wrote the constitution were both for and against slavery. So what can they have possibly decided would be the right thing to do? Well, although the laws are written straightforward without using any key words we know that slaves were not known as citizens. They weren’t citizens because slaves were considered property of the owner and basically nothing to the United States.
The Rise of Colonialism in Africa Between 1870 and 1900, Europe set out to colonize Africa for their raw materials. Africa was up against invasions of Europe's military and diplomatic pressures. This did not happen without a fight, and Africans were not happy about this attempt to be colonized. With the exception of Ethiopia and Liveria, Africa had been colonized by Europe by the early twentieth century. Europe wanted to set up and colonize in Africa, mainly because of Africa's raw materials it was purely economic.
The causes of colonialism in Africa within the 19th century Back in early African history, European countries colonized and infiltrated African civilizations. By doing this, European colonists abolished the traditional African lifestyle. African’s were willing to let the colonists join them, but the Europeans went too far when they took over governments and tried to rule over the Africans. This colonization led to many problems that still affect the modern day Africa. One might think ‘how could anyone be so harsh as to take away the culture, lifestyle and religion of these people?’ To answer this we must look at the causes of this event.