Africa contained a great number of natural rescources valuable to Europe such as: cotton, palm oil, rubber, ivory, gum, peanuts, bananas, coffee, cocoa, zinc, lead, coal, and copper. These valuable raw materials were used to create products that Europe could export and trade for a huge profit. These products included: fabrics, soaps, candles, tires, drugs, food products, electrical wiring, electrical insulation, rope and twine, jewelry, and many others. The invasion of Africa yielded many valuable economic advancements, and created a logical reason for Europe to invade. European imperialism in Africa was partly due to rivalries between the different European countries involved, with Britain, Germany and France the dominant powers.
These were exchanged at a profit on the coast of Africa for Negroes, who were traded on the plantations, at another profit, in exchange for a cargo of colonial produce to be taken back to the home country. As the volume of trade increased, the triangular trade was supplemented, but never supplanted, by a direct trade between home country and the West Indies, exchanging home manufactures directly for colonial produce. Most significant, however, is the fact that the trade in slaves was the key aspect of the triangular trade in which the increasing demand for goods led to the expansion and further development of capitalist industry in Europe. It is important to understand the historical though costly contribution of
Analyze the Origins and Development of Slavery in Britain’s North America Slavery has long been imprinted onto the image of the Americas; it has augmented and sporadically blackened the history of the colonial North America. It has roots so deep and complex in the primeval days of the Americas that the survival of the country owing to slavery can be easily asserted. Many factors contributed to the development of slavery in colonial America; these include the positive effects it had on the economical and population growth of the populace, the growth of capitalism, and the rise of individualism. The early origins of slavery in North America can be traced to the preexisting slave trade already flourishing between other European nations and Africa. Slavery was such a vital part in the cultivation of cash crops such as sugarcane that it was introduced to North America with its colonization.
Between 1900 and 1919 there were many reforms made by the British which concerned the ruling of Indian within the empire. During this time there was difficulty concerning the nationalist movement in India. The reforms were made for individual reasons however the reforms may have been for various main reasons. There are arguments that Britain were only making reforms to ensure control over India, this is shown in source 13, this is where the British only decided to reform to help themselves and not India as a whole. But the reforms can also be seen as reducing British rule over the subcontinent as in sources 14 and 15 where they are either to grant India nationhood or to reduce tensions between the nationalist movement and the British Raj.
For starters, the English helped and hurt themselves when they imperialized India. England took many of India’s resources and used them to improve their own economy. They “live[d] off of India while they [were there]” (Doc. 2), making extra profit out of agriculture and manufactured goods that they didn’t have to grow or build themselves. However, England had to invest a lot of money in the improvement and modernization of India.
In 1858, the Government of India Act was passed which striped direct control of India from the East India Company and gave it the British Crown. British involvement and influence within India greatly affected the lives of individuals within India, both nations of India and Britain, and even the entire world. Throughout the rule of the British in India, the effect of the colonial and economic imperialism impacted individuals within the sub-continent in the form of many economic and social changes. On the economic side, many Indian goods were sold overseas by the East India Company, but the government of England viewed India as a large base for British goods; as well as, a source of raw materials. British officials discouraged Indian industry leading to a production of cash crops rather than food crops.
Why Slavery in the U.S.? Is there a Debt? Slavery is important to understand the history of the United States and the role Africans played in making this country what it is today because slavery built the economy of the U.S. And as its legacy, slavery has left a stubborn impression on the soul of the America, which in turns affects race, religions and gender in many ways. Considering that United States enslaved my fellow human Africans to build its economy, and make itself one of the wealthiest and most power nations in the world today, those who benefited from slavery owe reparations to the children of the slaves. Slavery built the U.S.’s economy.
Britain had also established a railroad network to transport raw products to ports and out of India, and then transport manufactured goods back in. Wares included tea, indigo, coffee, cotton, jute, and Opium. My evaluation of the 'World History Patterns of Interactions' textbooks suggest that Britain gained control easily of India, and used them to gain raw products for their own good. Britain took advantage of this country, and India benefited and was harmed by the
Europeans conquered America and then brought slaves from Africa and made their own benefits. They started a new political system named democracy, which is a good name to cover Plutocracy and deceiving common people by the word freedom, to reinforce their social power and positions. As this democracy, which was made by the elites, went on, the elites have conquered other parts of the world through war which seemed legitimate by democracy. Moreover, they have continued slavery that changed into the form of labor. American history has been continued by contradictions which are mixed by slavery, conquest, democracy, and freedom.
Andy Bartlett 11-19-06 DBQ Imperialism in Africa In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries European imperialism caused its countries to divide up the rest of the world, each country claiming bits as its own. Due to its large amounts of resources, Africa was one of the main areas in which European nations established colonies. Imperialism in Africa had both positive and negative results for not only the Africans in the colonies, but the European colonizers as well. Some positive effects on Africans were that they were provided with security by their ruler and new technology was brought to them. Some negative effects from them were the Africans loss of freedom, slavery, the loss of their land and natural resources to the colonizer, and a decrease in African nationalism.