NATHANIEL REDINGTON - Unit 6_ Imperialism in Africa & Asia Student Handout (1).docx

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Name: ___________________________________________ Period: __________ Date: __________ Unit 6 - 19th Century Imperialism in Africa & Asia Essential Question: What were the causes and long-term effects of European imperialism in Africa and Asia during the 19th century? Document 1: Encyclopedia Britannica - The First Opium War Africa Asia Causes Effects In Asia, opium was the cause of the european imperialism. China was a marketplace for opium and when it was put to an end because of serious social and economical problems, the british were outraged and sought to attack chinese to reopen the Opium trade. In late august, the british captured nanjing and put an end to the fighting. Document 2: Opium War Cartoon Africa Asia Causes Effects As a result of the europeans taking of asian countries, they forced them to accept and reopen the Opium trade. China was being overtaken in some parts due to the fact that the drug commerce was put to an end. After the Europeans imperialized parts of Asia , the british were showing violence in order to get the chinese to open the opium trade. Document 3: Dividing Up Africa, 1884-1885 Africa Asia Causes Effects The british berlin conference stated ordnance under which europeans could claim lands in africa. As a cause of the european imperialism, european powers claimed lands in inferior africa without demonstrations the requirement of effective occupation Document 4: The Congo Free State Africa Asia Causes Effects The economic ability and the availability of raw materials in Africa were two main causes of european impersimial. King Leopold ran a rubber company which was considered legalized robbery enforced by violence. Him and his company was the reason for over 10 million casualties of the enslaved africian americans, leaving others in poor conditions. Document 5: A Letter from King Leopold to Colonial Missionaries, 1883 Africa Asia Causes Effects
In this document is an effect of european imperialism on african natives and tribes. King leopold instructs colonial missionaries to convince the africans to know god so they will be submissive to white men. This will result in the white people able to manipulate them.

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