Fiction holds great value in the study of Colonial Nigeria, because not only is it accurate in portraying historical events, it provokes an emotional response in relation to these events and the vital truth of Colonial Nigeria. Through the way that The Headstrong Historian portrays the topic of assimilation and the creation of the “Nigerian middle-class”, we are shown the historical accuracy of The Headstrong Historian. The British assimilated many Nigerians through education. Because of the many benefits to be gained from a European education, by the late 19th century, more and more Nigerians were taking
When the federation first started the states still possessed more power as a whole than the federal government, a large piece of evidence is found in the spending totals throughout the late 1700’s through the 1800’s which shows the amount the states spent far outweighed that of the federal government (Christiansen, Jeffery “Lecture” GOV1113 06). The federal government during this era of federalism, known as dual federalism, was relatively small in terms of power and dealt mainly with national level improvements (i.e. taxes, roads, currency) and foreign affairs, while the states had control over all other matters and the two didn’t intervene with each other much (Christiansen, Jeffery 3.9). Starting in the early 1900’s this changed with president Franklin Roosevelt to cooperative federalism. This new era of federalism was brought on by the broadening of the federal government’s power through a changed understanding of the commerce clause found in Article 1 of the Constitution by the Supreme Court (Ginsberg, Benjamin, et al.
Although it is inaccurate to limit the governance system of British imperialism throughout the 19th and 20th century as indirect, it is relevant to underline that the British majoritarly pursued indirect colonialism especially in Africa. Indeed, after centuries of settler and direct colonialism, British imperialism soon came to realize the advantage of an indirect type of rule in their newest colonies when considering the economic benefits but also the pre-colonial societies of Africa. Indeed, most of these African states were characterized by complex and highly populated pre-colonial areas and this discouraged many British settlers and more importantly perhaps, discouraged British institutional establishments in those countries. This led
They had advancements in medicine, which helped during fights if someone got hurt during wars; there were advancements in architecture, which was positive because they were able to build better castles. There were advancements in literature and math, and they had advancements in geography. Many of these advancements were long-term effects and were able to help people and create even greater ideas, which lasted many years. There
Having a brief look at the present conditions, Eugenics has gone through a long process of prejudice and thus many are afraid of its threatening affect. However, Bill Gates and his wife Melinda consider the overpopulation of the world as a problem which could be solved with the help of eugenics. By the help of Gates’s foundation, the world can be put in a stable and rational course which assists the people to go on living better. Their main purpose is to develop a technology supporting Eugenics and thus improving life conditions. Better genes, according to them will offer a better environment for all.
Many of the Europeans who emigrated enjoyed being superior because they believed they were doing the right thing (Document K). With the increase of technology and development during the industrial revolution, the Europeans believed it was their duty to “assist” the Africans. In the poem, “The White Man’s Burden,” by Rudyard Kipling he writes, “Take up the White Man's burden; Send forth the best ye breed; Go bind your sons to exile; To serve your captives' need.” (Document P). This poem is proof that racism was a major selling point of African imperialism and is another example of paternalism, the idea that what they were doing was for the best of the Africans. Paul Leroy Beaulieu wrote, “It is not natural for the civilized people of the west to gather the marvels of science, art, and civilization and not share the opportunities with the savages in need.
in Kabul Medical University, they teach medical in English language and it’s a proud for them than to teach it in their own national language. Although the mentioned facts are the reasons how English language spread around the world, we can’t ignore other effects of the spread of this language as imperialism. English language was also spread imperially in some countries of the world in which it remained for a long time and then the people
British tried to adapt the colony’s culture while France forced the colonies to learn their facts, speak their language and trade with the France Empire. France used direct ruling while British used indirect ruling which was successful for colonial powers. British colonies developed faster after the post-colonial period. Uganda was colonized by British and has benefited from educational investment as compared by Senegal, which was a France colony and Ethiopia which was not colonized. However, many colonies suffered from extreme rates of poverty, wars resulting from ethnicity, lack of mineral resources and low economic
Britain still had a strong hold on Jamaica meaning the education system and the progression of the country was not done purely for the benefits of its people but to further its imperial interest. Gradually their stronghold dwindled by creating self-sufficiency seen with the creation of the University of the West Indies (UWI) and reforms within Jamaican Constitution. “Every Child Must Learn”, became the vision onwards but in this noble effort, key implementations for history and language were
In conclusion, I think that Gandhi was quite important in India gaining independence as he had done many things that impacted the peoples view of the British government, however I feel that other factors and individuals should also be given equal credit as they had also played a major part in the gaining of independence of India from Britain as they had not only impacted the wealth of Britain at the time but they had also changed not only the British governments view of the colony in India but also other countries view of it and so in my opinion, should the other factors and individuals not have played a part, Gandhi might not have managed to achieve independence for India from the