History Two Exam Two 2-20-08 South Africa and the Boer War-1652 Dutch settlers(Boers) there colony was the Cape colony and the whole society structure was completely slave based-In the early 19 th century the British took it over-British became aggressive and started to impose laws on people, they abolished slavery as well-That lead to the Great Treks of 1836, when Dutch settlers were pissed at them so they began to move North-They ran into locals and began wars with them-Battle of Blood River(Zulu Nation) 1838-pitted a handful of Dutch against 10k Africans(Foretrekers)-who were doing the same thing as the Great Trekers-In Natal 1839 a series of battles broke out between them-British and Boer competition increased and Britain annexed Natal in 1845-Orange Free State 1854 and Transval 1852 is where the Boers set out to Discovery of Diamonds and Gold 1860s-It was an economic boom for the Orange Free State and Transval-Only Boers were allowed to vote which was done to try and keep the government stable
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HIST 1020 taught by Professor Gorshkov during the Spring '08 term at Auburn University.