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How did the British gain, consolidate, and maintain power in India?ContextualizeBritish imperialism in India.Describehow the British gained, consolidated, and maintained power in India.Directions:Examine the maps below and complete the See-Think chart.South Asia in 1648Source: Timemaps.comSouth Asia in 1789Source: Timemaps.comSouth Asia in 1837Source: Timemaps.comSouth Asia in 1914Source: Timemaps.comSeeWhat do you see in the maps?What do you think changed in India from the 17th to 20th centuries?Over time the British has gain, consolidate, and maintain power in India.What has changed in India from 17thto 20thcenturies was the powerconsolidated and gain by another nations. As the picture show us the powerin India has change a lot since the beginning of the 17thcenturies until theend of the 20thcenturies. In the 19thcenturies the British started to maintaintheir power in India until the 20thcenturies.ContextualizeWhat was the historical context for British imperialism in India? How did the British gain,consolidate, and maintain power in India?Directions:Examine the map and text below. Answer the accompanying questions and annotate as you read by highlighting examples ofThink
methods that the British used to gainpower in India inBLUE, examples of methods they used to consolidatetheir power inYELLOW, andexamples of methods used to maintainpower inGREEN.A map of the British Empire in 1921 when it was at its height. Its dominance of India started in the 1600s.Imageis courtesy of Wikimedia Commons and is Public Domain.TheBritish East India Company,was granted a contract by Queen Elizabeth I of England on December 31, 1600, that allowed them to trade with India and thesurrounding areas. The goal was to make money for the company’s shareholders and in 1608, the company established its first trading post in India.In the 1600s, the Mughal Empire, led by Emperor Jahangir, was in control of India. The Mughals prefered to work with the British over the Portuguese, who hadsent their own trading ships to India. The British defeated the Portuguese in a naval battle in 1612, making them the most important European traders in India. Asa result, the Mughal emperor signed a treaty that gave the British rights to live and build trading forts in Indian coastal cities. By 1647, the company had twenty-three posts and ninety employees in India. In 1634, the Mughal emperor extended his hospitality to the English traders to the region of Bengal, and in 1717completely waived taxes on their trade. The company's main businesses were in cotton, silk, indigo, saltpeter, and tea.1. What was the British East India Company? What was their goal in India?What did they trade?2. How were the British initially treated by the Mughal government in India?

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Term
Fall
Professor
Eric Larson
Tags
British Raj, Indian Rebellion of 1857, British East India Company

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