Unit V: Imperialism and the Age of Nation States

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Key Concepts to Master

  • the motivating factors behind the "new imperialism" of the late 1800's
  • the motivating factors behind the rapid European colonization of Africa
  • the nature of the interaction between the British, Boers, and Bantus in Southern Africa and the conflict that rose out of this interaction
  • the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the rise of European power in its place
  • the differences between the various regions of Africa and the kinds of involvement in those regions
  • the methods used by those who wanted to resist colonial rule
  • the developing involvement of the British in Burma and the French in IndoChina
  • the increased interaction between European nations and China & Japan, especially as it relates to the Open Door Policy and the Meiji Restoration
  • 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

We will take the Unit Test on Thursday, February 13th!

Helpful Links


A Collection of Poems by Rudyard Kipling Excerpts of pieces written for the Atlantic by Henry Stanley (of Stanley & Livingstone) A collection of information on David Livingstone (of Stanley & Livingstone)
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 Speak!!!!) Sepoy Rebellion/Mutiny
The Dreyfus Affair The British Empire in India The Casement Report on Atrocities in the Congo

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