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World History DBQ Form B - Imperialism

World History DBQ Form B - Imperialism

European imperialism reached its highpoint during the 19th century. Many European nations expanded their empires after acquiring new colonies,thus fulfilling their need for raw materials to bring wealth & power to their nations. Imperialism resulted in many benefits & consequences to both the imperialist nations & colonies throughout Asia & Africa

 

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Although imperialism has existed throughout world history, European imperialism reached its highpoint during the 19th century. Several European nations expanded their empires after acquiring new colonies, thus fulfilling their need for raw materials to bring wealth and power to their nations. Imperialism resulted in many benefits and consequences to both the imperialist nations and the colonies throughout Asia and Africa.

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PROMPT  

To what degree did the benefits of nineteenth century European imperialism outweigh the consequences?

•    You must cite documents in this packet in addition to a minimum of three outside sources in your essay.  

•    You must also complete the bibliography page at the end of the essay.

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Document A: Introduction to Imperialism

Imperialism occurs when a strong nation takes over a weaker nation or region and dominates its economic, political, or cultural life.
This type of foreign policy was practiced by European nations and Japan throughout the 1800s and early 1900s. In every case, a nation would experience industrialization prior to practicing imperialism on a foreign nation or region. This was due to the nearly insatiable demand for cheap raw materials and the need for markets to buy manufactured goods.

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Trigger thought:  Use contextual evidence to describe nineteenth century imperialism.

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Document B: White Man's Burden

Rudyard Kipling, The White Man's Burden, 1899

This famous poem, written by Britain's imperial poet, was a response to the American take over of the Phillipines after the Spanish-American War.

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Trigger thought:  According to the author, what burdens did the imperialist nations experience when they expanded and controlled nations outside their own?  Use evidence from the document to support your answer.

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Document C: Benefits or Consequences

File:India railways1909a.jpg

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Trigger thought: 

In what way does this map of the network of railroads built by British colonizers in India by the end of the nineteenth century reveal potential benefits for both the imperialist and the native peoples?              

Does it also reveal any potential consequences for either as well? Either way, explain your thinking below.

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Document D: Benefits or Consequences?

French Cartoon on Imperialism in China

File:China imperialism cartoon.jpg

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what ways does this cartoon suggest the benefits of imperialism?           In what ways does it suggest the consequences of it?

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Document E: Imperialism in Africa

History TubeTV: European Imperialism in Africa

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Trigger thought:  According to the video, what consequences did African colonies suffer because of imperialism?  Use evidence from the document to support your answer.  

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PROMPT

To what degree did the benefits of nineteenth century European imperialism outweigh the consequences?

• You must cite documents in this packet in addition to a minimum of three outside sources in your essay.

• You must also complete the bibliography page at the end of the essay.

Article:   https://www.citelighter.c…
Source:  Offline Book/Journal
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