National pride caused the need to expand their countries and become better than the other European countries. In the speech by John Ruskin, he says “make your country great again a royal throne of kings” encouraging the expansion and improvement of England. “She must found colonies as fast and as far as she is able” he again promotes the expansion of England into Africa and Imperialism of Africa. “Begin in a friendly competition to strive after them” this quote comes from Freidrich Fabri’s article Does Germany Need Colonies?, England was not the only European country promoting expansion and supporting the imperialism of Africa. European countries
Culture was a big deal in Africa. The European’s who were definitely white men, thought people of color weren’t as important as them. Those people were taken advantage of. In the poem, “The White Man’s Burden,” has a lot to do with culture in the time Africa was imperialized The poem itself is pretty racist and many dislike it. “Send forth the best ye breed-” Kipling, the writer means in that quote to make the white men do the job.
William Llyod Garrison is probably the one white abolitionist that everyone will remember, and I really like how Garrison justified Turner’s rebellion. He claimed that it’s only normal for the Africans Americans to be angry and “uncivilized” when they were treated as if they were objects, and it would be hypocritical for people accuse them for their angers. Based on this justification, I see Garrison more as a humanitarian, rather than a diplomat. In the long quote by Garrison, he questioned why the Constitution did not abolish slavery if the Constitution was supposedly the “scared” doctrine that forms the basis of the United States of America. Because I see Garrison more as a humanitarian than a diplomat, I understand why the Constitution
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) “The White Man’s Burden” was what justified the European actions in Africa. The origin of this ideology came from Rudyard Kipling’s poem “The White Man’s Burden” (Document 6). The Europeans believed that it was their duty and burden to “civilize” the African natives.
“The wear and tear of a continent, nearly twice as large as Europe, and rich in vegetable and mineral productions, is much easier conceived than calculated,” states Equiano (199). Africa is a fertile country, but in order to get rid of slavery, he suggests taking advantage of the country’s production. Equiano wrote to his letter to the British in efforts to stop slavery, but suggesting they use Africa’s size and richness to expand their profits does not help the argument against slavery. In actuality, it confirms that the Africans should be used for Britain’s
King George sent agents to report back about the colonies. The agents made reports about the growth in wealth and population and the wonderful breakout of German immigrants. Moreover, King George didn’t want the Germans to enter into the colonies because they had more power of political freedom and he didn’t want the Germans helping. Instead George placed barriers to prevent immigrants from owning
Since the British Empire was so large, Christianity spread like a wildfire. Another benefit is the economic boom. The industrial revolution helped Britain get really wealthy, which was why some countries wanted to maybe join Britain in the wealth. And the final benefit is the rise of nationalism. Nationalism is a shared group feeling in the significance of a geographical and sometimes demographic region seeking independence.
Under the Meiji government, there was a wave of Japanese nationalism that swept the nation with phrases such as "Revere the Emperor!" and "Rich country, strong army". This sense of nationalism also allowed the Japanese government to modernize scientifically, economically, and militarily. After careful study of the United States and European defense systems, the Japanese favored Germany 's. The Japanese adapted the Western ideology of imperialism which involved the occupation of foreign lands in order to seek economic benefit for Japan.
Each of the European countries wanted to be known for something, whether it be conquering Native empires like the Spanish, or having control of the spice trade, like the Portuguese, or owning the area in the Americas known as “New England”, like the English. Incontrovertibly, the first motive for exploration was gain wealth, but quickly transitioned into being about fame. In the beginning of the era of exploration, the main motive for exploring was to gain as much wealth as possible, whether it be acquired from new trade routes or new land, however, the motive of fame became more apparent during the second half of the era or exploration. Although spreading their faith was important to Europeans, it was not the most prominent motive for exploring new areas of the world. Fame, fortune, and wealth were all important reasons for exploration; ones that shaped the Americas into what they are
In Joseph Conrad 's novel, Heart of Darkness, he uses this idea specifically to emphasize the white man 's positive opinion of themselves and lack of respect for the natives of the Congo. The respect the white men have for themselves provide the illusion that they are above the natives, and the natives are savages; but, in reality, when the respect is taken away, and the darkness within is visible, all men are beasts. Conrad 's novel portrays this high level of respect that white men have for themselves as the darkness within the heart of man. In Conrad 's novel, Heart of Darkness, he uses the literary elements of character development, symbolism, and conflict to illustrate the
Many looked for ways to increase trade whether that was making allies or taking territory. Lastly, many Americans thought because we were a dominant power that we could have an effect on the world, they believed it was our duty to spread democracy and freedom. Causing tension between the US and Spain.
The second reason/cause is “Imperialism” - when a country increases their power and wealth by bringing additional territories under their control. Before World War 1, Africa and parts of Asia were points of contention amongst the European countries. This was especially true because of the raw materials these areas could provide.
European nations during this time were experiencing economic revival due to trade and resources from the New World. Men would go overseas in hopes of finding new land that would bring them great wealth. Spain focuses on this newly discovered territory as a source of gold, providing an example of how countries would use the New World as a source of wealth. Columbus, being sent by Spain, reported back the opportunities that he saw for gold to be extracted from the land he explored in North America. This demonstrated the way gold and other riches inspired Europeans to explore and conquer the New World.