French Algeria

Skylar Clark, Gage Brown, Ana Terry, Katie Lindsay

When It began to colonize and how it happened?

Landing in June 1830 a French army overpowered the forces of the dey.

How was this colony governed? Who was in control in the actual colony?

French Algeria was goverened with two legislative bodies. Ferhat Abbas was in control in the actual colony from 1958-1961 and Benyoussef Ben Khedda was in control from 1961.

Major Imports and Exports


  • Petroleum
  • Natural gas
  • Hydrocarbons

Life for the Native People

During the conquest, the French troops were known to have looted, raped and massacred entire villages, desecrated mosques and destroyed cemeteries.

Resistance Movements

In 1871 there was a revolt in the Kabylie region in eastern Algeria that spread to the rest of Algeria that was triggered by Cremieux's extension of colon authority.

How and when the colony gained independence.

  • In 1954, the Algerians started an uprising for independence.
  • After seven years, the Algerian war ended in 1962 when the French signed a peace treaty.
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