Imperialism In Africa

1033 Words5 Pages
Do you know what Imperialism means? Imperialism means when a nation takes over other countries and turns them into colonies. Imperialism changed many countries in Africa. Some examples include Egypt, Algeria, Namibia, and South Africa. Africans started Europeans colonization because Europeans, though they were racially superior. Also, the Europeans colonized Africans because The Africans had the best natural resources. During the second half of the 19th and first half of the 20th century, Europeans affected the Africans lives in tremendous ways. Africans viewed European nations as monsters. Europeans colonization caused many Africans to be against imperialist European Nations. The Europeans believed it was their divine right to rule the Africans…show more content…
Factors that led up to colonization in Africa include the trade with Europeans, the belief that Europeans were racially superior over the Africans. Also, the Slave Trade in 1450, and Europeans taking the best land to farm. First, the trade with Europeans occurred. Europeans traded with Africans because they wanted natural resources for money. Secondly, Europeans believed they were racially superior over the Africans. Europeans felt they were racially superior because they had better weapons, they can read and write, and had better clothing. According to Cecil Rhodes’s, Confession of Faith, “It is our duty to seize every opportunity of acquiring more territory and we should keep this one idea steadily before our eyes that more territory simply means more of the Anglo-Saxon race, more of the best, the most human, most honorable race the world possesses.” Rhodes is saying Europeans should take over more land because they are racially superior over the Africans. He also states, the more territory Europeans gain, the better the world will progress. The third factor was the Slave Trade. Europeans used Africans for cheap labor. Africans were sent to North and South America, across the Atlantic Ocean to work on plantations. The effects of the Slave Trade were disastrous. Europeans colonized Africa for the natural resources found there, cheap labor, and new markets to sell goods. When the Europeans colonized Africa,…show more content…
The Devilfish in Egyptian Waters photograph illustrates that the British are armed strong and are taking over every place in the world. The author of the drawing is against imperialism because England is colonizing the countries. This shows that Africans are scared of European Nations because the Europeans act like, “monsters.” Africans used European imperialism as a way to build a spirit of togetherness among all the ethnic groups. The Pan African Movement was when Africans need to cooperate to gain more independence. The leader of the Pan African Movement, Leopold Seder Sengnor, wanted Africans to be proud of their culture. Also, Kwama Nkrumah wanted to fight against to British. He organized nonviolent protests. The Resistance Movements in Africa, 1881-1906 shows that African countries did not want to give up their land because there are many places that resist colonization. Many African countries tried to resist but failed because they didn’t have the correct resources. According to The Black Man’s Burden, by Edward Morel, “There chances of successfully resisting the Europeans has steadily dwindled with the increasing killing power of modern armies. Therefore, the African is really helpless against the white man because of his master of the military, their large economic power, and their knowledge of conquest.” This shows that Africans were against imperialism nations because they were trying to become independent. When
Open Document