They saw the easy profit they could get by selling slaves to the European traders and it became their focus. Indeed, they provided protection for the slave traders so they could maintain their access to luxury items like textiles, hardware, tobacco, and liquor that were better than the locally produced goods. “The evolution and immersion of the transatlantic slave trade not only strengthened capitalism for individuals and their countries, but in turn it weakened Africa and Jamaica by making it dependent economically on outside nations.” The Slave Trade in Africa set them [Africa] on an export based society, which weakened them because they never had the chance to cultivate their own economic growth.
One of the most controversial of these is the impact its’ invention had on slavery in America. Instead of slavery becoming obsolete which was the inspiration behind this invention, the cotton gin actually contributed to a massive explosion in the growth of slavery. Whitney thought his invention would decrease the labor involved in production of cotton which in turn would decrease the need for slaves. However, the cotton gin just changed how slaves were used in the production of cotton and did not decrease their need. The cotton gin increased cotton productivity which increased profits for farmers.
Certain successes would include an improvement in the economy, transportation, and the government. On one hand, there are many reasons the industrial revolution can be considered a mostly negative development. It created terrible living conditions for working class people. They lived
Moreover, Europeans ruled West Africa,
The New Imperialism in Africa was an expansion on Africa by Europe that was motivated by profit and prestige. One of the most famous Imperialists during the time was Cecil Rhodes. He said that “[Britain] must find new lands from which [it] can easily obtain raw materials and at the same time exploit cheap slave labor that is available from the natives of the colonies.” (Document 3) Along with Rhodes, there were various other imperialists that strongly believed Britain and Europe as a whole was the most powerful force in the world and that therefore they alone had the right to “geopolitical dominance” (Document 5)
Economic were more of a driving force because they were in need for natural resources for them to improve technology and their nation. Europeans wanted African resources like rubber and oil. They also wanted to create new markets for their goods that would lead them to great wealth for their nation. Several European industries benefited from African resources. Cotton, rubber, oil, zinc , coffee, gold, diamonds, peanuts, bananas, cocoa, sisal, ivory and gum were exported(Doc D).
Overall, imperialism causes a copious number of issues in society that took place in the past and still take place in today 's world. To start with, a few major causes of imperialism are economics, exploration, ethnocentrism, politics, and religion. Economics prompted imperialism due to countries pursuing benefits to improve their economies. Economic benefits mean having control of markets, raw material, and natural resources. Ethnocentrism was a cause of imperialism since its the belief that one race or nation’s values or beliefs were superior to those around them.
The ability to trade gave many colonies the hope to have a stand as a wealthy and powerful community. They were able to make allies, to have a wider knowledge of what once worth was. New economic trends like open markets, private, and black markets were soon enough the base of where business revolved. Inflation was another side to the capitalist economy that was when there was a higher number of goods it was then worth less, in contrast when there was a higher demand for the items merchants could easily change the price of its worth. As the economy was flourishing, voyages were also more and more possible.
According to the theory, this is a natural process that should occur. It is significant because it was rationalization for imperialism. Europeans believed that it was right for them to take over African countries because they were stronger. “The Dark Continent” - What Africa was referred to because of the lack of information about it, the ignorance, and the skin tone.
The next advancement created by the Europeans was the imperialism across Africa. Many different countries started to invade Africa without regards of the of the Africans, for their own benefit and it spread so many negative effects to the African people. The final reason that shows how the negative effects of industrialization and imperialism were far greater than the positive ones, is how many of the outcomes are still visible and occurring today. The Industrial Revolution was a time of new inventions and methods of production, such as factory work.
The creoles led the fight because they wanted political power, economical power, and social influence. The creoles wanted political power because they were born there and they wanted other people listening to them. They also wanted to lead because they knew that if they didn 't take charge other forces would take over. They also wanted economical power because they wanted to create their own economy. Spain forced them to sell their commodity at artificially low prices and buy the items they need at artificially high prices as stated in document C. Spain has put in a commercial monopoly system combined with taxes and official fees.
Slavery started in the United States in 1619 to increase productivity in agriculture. They helped build the economy of this nation, because they weren 't paid to do work, they were forced to. The whites found this very convenient. If only they knew the consequences it would cause to America in the future. The most important event in American slavery during the 1820’s was the Missouri Compromise.
Imperialism has affected the world in various ways. Imperialism has many benefits that we still use today. The world wouldn't be as advanced today if it weren't for spread of technology, healthcare, and language. One example is that health care got deadly diseases under control. With language spread, more cultures were influenced.
Something that had one of the biggest impacts on the world as it is today is colonization. There’s no way that the world we live in would be the same without it. From colonization, a multitude of good things came out of it, such as wealth for many nations, new land discovered, and colonies established. However, all of those things came at a price to others. The negatives of colonization affected the Native Americans (North, South, and Central America) and the Africans.
Imperialism began in the 1700s- 1800s in Great Britain. Imperialism is the policy of extending one country’s rule over many other lands and gave even more power and wealth to these already wealthy nations. Industrial revolution refers to great increase output of machine- made goods that began in England in the mid- 1700s. The industrial revolution impact imperialism to some extent, by the Europeans wanting more natural resources and wealth, conquering land for power, and new