Ap World History Dbq Essay

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Because of the Industrial Revolution, many Europeans began to seek out other places and countries to colonize in and to find resources. In the 1760s natives from other lands were seen as individuals, thanks to Enlightenment thinking, and they were praised as individuals and seen as noble savages. Later, however in the 1910s the views of natives began to change and the natives began to be seen as uneducated primitives, a people who did not understand things as well as the “European mind.” During the Enlightenment, individualism was encouraged and so was the native culture of other people. William Smith (document 1) was a British soldier who was part of the troops that were able to get white prisoners back from primitive natives. He was able…show more content…
They became hostile toward them. In Jules Ferry’s speech (document 4), he talks about how the Europeans were the superior race and it was their duty to civilize the inferior races. This took place during the time of the Berlin Conference, when many European states tried to take power over most of Africa. Wilhelm Schallmayer (document 6) was a physician who wrote about how competition was driving out many of the native races, all where the Europeans had colonized and provided such competition. The purpose of him writing this essay was to show how the contrast in civilization was hurting the natives and was causing them to decline. He writes about how the immediate difference is causing these races to be on the brink of extinction, mostly because of how backward these races are. Evelyn Baring (document 7) writes about how a European is better educated than an Oriental and a better thinker as well, but they also have a bond of hard work between them. During this time the British had colonized in Egypt, like they had in many other countries. The difference was that Egypt also took this as a good thing and they began to learn from the British and try to make themselves more educated and like the
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