During the time of the European scramble for Africa, European countries fought to control the natural resources and colonize Africa. In response to the imperialism of Europeans African actions and reactions involve, diplomatic methods nonviolent and violent resistant. Documents 1, 2, 3 reveal evidence of how some African countries that was oppose to the imperialism of the Europeans deal with it by using diplomatic methods. The Royal Niger company document gives an example of how the British were willing to develop a diplomatic relationship with the chiefs of the African countries. It shows how the Royal Niger Company agrees on paying for the land and to respect native laws (doc 1).
He not only thought that certain aspects of slavery were wrong, but the whole practice itself. We know this because of his statement that "...it is not our will in these kingdom that there should not be any trade of slaves nor outlet for them." 4. According to King Afonso, what have been the detrimental effects of the Portuguese presence in his kingdom? Answer: He believes that the Portuguese have continued to bring in goods and
Khailyn Thompson DBQ on Africa’s actions and reactions Spring Break “Shoot”, “Fire”, and “Attack” are just a few commands given by generals when in war. This was kind of the case in Africa however through all wars there is a peace treaty or a warning after and before a war begins or ends. This all came to Africa after the Berlin Conference in 1884 the three decades after was where Africa was attempted to be conquered, is called the “European Scramble for Africa”. A historian would presume that all the African nations and kingdoms would all show a violent resistance to the Europeans. However some Africans acted to the scramble by saying ok to the European demands, succeeding.
2). The rejection was made with the purpose that the best way to protect their age old tradition and culture is to keep their culture free from any European influence, regardless of whether it was just for “protection” or for a higher, thought through reasoning. Around the same time period, Menelik II, Emperor of Ethiopia, seemingly already informed of the plan of African division, took it upon himself to write a letter of warning to the Great Powers that if they think that they would easily receive Ethiopia as a land of their own without a fight, that they were extremely mistaken (Doc. 3). An important part if their land had already been taken from
Emily Shum During the 20th century, European imperialistic empires were beginning to come to an end. However, in India and Africa, independence would not come so easily. Freedom needed to be fought for, and the use of civil disobedience began to emerge. Gandhi, the leader of Indian independence movements used civil disobedience (salt march, boycotts) as one of his most effective methods of protest. Indians sought to invent an identity for themselves, apart from strict British colonial rule.
They were for slavery because of the finical gain. The labor they didn’t have to do and taxes. They were against slavery because they felt that the government couldn’t control the importation of slavery. The position that the Connecticut delegates and Mr. Heath in the Massachusetts debate took in the lead role of not participate in the slave trade. This was done by prohibiting the importation of slaves.
The Proclamation of 1763 was the first to anger the colonist. In order to assure the Indians that settlers would not invade tribal lands, Britain emphasized colonist not to expand to the westward region. Shortly after, the use of writs of assistance, which allowed customs to search anywhere without the used of a warrant, placed a major infringement upon colonial natural rights. The Sugar Act (established at the same time) was an attempt to discourage smuggling by lowering the price of molasses below smugglers cost. It also stated that exports could only go through British ports before being sold to foreign countries.
Michelle Smith HSC 1102 (Midterm paper Gandhi vs. King) March 18, 2013 Both Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. used a policy of nonviolent resistance to campaign for change. Instead of countering violence with violence against their aggressors, they chose to resist unfair laws and call for collective social reform by nonviolent methods such as boycotting. After the British forced the Indians to become dependent on British cloth imports, Gandhi led a complete Indian boycott of British clothes. Similarly, King later organized a complete boycott of buses to promote his cause until the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that segregation on public buses was unconstitutional. A major difference was that Gandhi campaigned against unjust laws of the British government, while Martin Luther King Jr. campaigned for rights that "colored" people were already lawfully supposed to have.
In 1892, Henry Gallwey , the Vice Consul, traveled to Benin to sign a treaty and bring Benin under British protection. Henry Gallwey wrote about the events on his time in Benin, which gave Britain a "fair" reason to occupy Benin from barbaric people. Gallweys accounts did often describe the Benin people in a negative way. On the other hand, we have to take those accounts into consideration, since Benin was an oral society with no written accounts. It seems unfair to the Benin people to simply judge the whole situation by only analyzing Gallweys accounts.