06.04 Imperialism: Note GuideTake notes using the guide as you complete the lesson and activities.Big IdeasWhat I LearnedWhat were the motivating factors that contributed toimperialism and colonization?European nations competed against each other to colonize and control less developed parts of the world.Each nation felt that its status and pride depended on outdoing or at least matching its neighbors in acquiringor controlling colonies. Also, the quest for control of the most recourses was the primary cause of the Age of European Imperialism.How and where did colonization develop?Empires in the West:The western empires were established and developed far earlier than those later empires formed in the east. However, by the early 19thcentury much had changed in the Western Hemisphere. France had lost much of its colonial possessions to Britain, and not long after many of the British colonies in North America had broken free fromthe United States. Haiti in the Caribbean had declared independence, Brazil had become its own monarchy, and the Spanish colonies in Mexico, Central America, and South America were in rebellion against Spain.