Unit V: Imperialism: 1880-1920

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  • the motivating factors behind the "new imperialism" of the late 1800's
  • the developing involvement of the British in Burma and the French in IndoChina
  • the methods used by those who wanted to resist colonial rule



  • the motivating factors behind the rapid European colonization of Africa
  • the differences between the various regions of Africa and the kinds of involvement in those regions
  • the nature of the interaction between the British, Boers, and Bantus in Southern Africa and the conflict that rose out of this interaction



  • the give and take relationship that existed between the Indians and the British after the Seven Years War
  • the rise of Indian Nationalism in response to British colonial rule and the British response to the Indian Nationalist Movement



  • the reasons for and chief outcomes of the nationalistic revolts that broke out across Latin America in the early 1800's
  • The challenges faced by those who attempted to build nation states out of the former Spanish and Portuguese colonies in Latin America
  • The political changes that take place in Latin America in the late 1800's and the ways in which the United States is involved in many of those changes



  • the reasons behind the fall of the Manchu Dynasty in China
  • the rise to power of Sun Yat-Sen
  • the causes of Civil war in China and the outcomes of that war
  • the ways that these changes impacted Chinese society and daily life



  • the reasons for and key components of the Meiji Restoration
  • changes in Japanese society and culture as a result of the Restoration
  • Japan's early attempts at imperialism and democracy


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Online Assignment (Due 12/16)

The online assignment for this unit is different than the previous unit.  This time you will need to visit four of the sites listed below.  For each site you will need to list the ways that the site supports or agrees with the way the topic of the site is dealt with in your textbook, and you will need to identify and list the ways that the site differs from the way the topic of the site is presented in your textbook  You may choose to use a chart similar to this one:

Name of Site (topic of site) Supports/agrees with text in these ways: Differs/disagrees with text in these ways:
SwansonRulez.com (the life and times of Mr. Swanson)
  • agrees that Swanson exists
  • insists on the greatness of the contributions of Swanson
  • claims Swanson actually had friends in high school
  • claims Swanson had a date for the prom

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The Boer War The Boxer Rebellion Commodore Perry Describes Landing in Japan
Great Site on Gandhi The Gandhi Archive A Biography of Indian Nationalist Leader Nehru
Freud at the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy Freud at the Time Magazine 100 (Hear Freud Speek!!!!) Sepoy Rebellion/Mutiny
The Dreyfus Affair The British Empire in India The Casement Report on Atrocities in the Congo