Presentation on theme: "The Age of Imperialism 1850-1914 Imperialism - the policy of extending the rule or authority of an empire or nation over foreign countries, or of acquiring."— Presentation transcript:
The Age of Imperialism 1850-1914 Imperialism - the policy of extending the rule or authority of an empire or nation over foreign countries, or of acquiring and holding colonies and dependencies. The British empire used imperialism over much of Africa during the 1800’s
European ‘superpowers’ divided up Africa in the a conference in Berlin in the late 1800’s.
The Scramble for Africa Questions Which European countries colonized Africa? Why were they interested in colonizing Africa? British, French, Belgians, Portuguese, Italians, Spanish, Germans For natural resources – gold, diamonds, wood, coffee, peanuts
Scramble for Africa Which countries are the oldest? Which country colonized them? Why were they colonized first? Madagascar, Port Guinea Portuguese On the coast - Those on the coast Sea ports for resources
Why were interior areas colonized at much later dates? Harder to reach Which country, according to the map, was not colonized by a European nation? Why not? Liberia Bought by the United States for freed slaves
What year were German territories lost? Why? Who gained control of them? Why? 1920 Lost them after World War I Britain and France Because they won World War I