by Danielle Bolduc and Kelly Lamarre
Motives for imperialism
Imperialism in Africa and India
American took over the Philippines, who had been controlled by the Spanish before America stepped in.
Social Darwinism and The White Man's Burden
The White Man's Burden was a poem written by Rudyard Kipling stating that the white man's race was superior, and should help the lower standard people by having them follow their own ways.
Effects of Imperialism
Most European states used indirect or direct rule over their African colonies. Indirect rule is relying on existing political elites and institutions. Great Britain used this type of government. The Bristish administraitors made all the major desicisons, and the African leaders just enforced them. This caused tension between the Bristish officials and the African leaders. Direct rule allowed the governments in Europe to enforce policies within their colonies at a local level. The African Natives thought that they had no say in what was going on in their own colonies. Using direct and indirect rule the Europens took advantage of the African people, and that caused African nationalism and them revolting against their leaders.