Imperialism Webquest - Independence High School

Imperialism Webquest - Independence High School

Imperialism Part I: Imperialism in the World Look at the Colonial Empires 1914 Map on the next slide Use it to answer the questions on slide 4 Write the answers on your own sheet of paper

Hint: the countries that are outlined in color are the actual countries who are colonizing in the key Part I: Imperialism in the World 1. How many different countries have 2. 3. 4. 5.

colonies? Which country has the largest colonial empire? Which continents are almost completely controlled by other countries? Which continents are only controlled by a few countries? What could be a different title for this map? Part II: Imperialism in Africa

Berlin Conference 1884 Use the link above to answer the following questions 1. List 3 reasons why Europeans wanted to take over Africa? 2. What agreements came out of the Berlin Conference? 3. Make a guess: How will the decisions made at the conference change Africa?

Part II: Imperialism in Africa Scramble for Africa Cartoon Click on the link above and answer the following questions 4. According to the cartoon, which European countries were fighting for a position in Africa?

5. What do you think is the message of this cartoon? Part II: Imperialism in Africa African Imperialism Maps Click on the link above to answer the following questions 6. What is the main difference between the two maps?

7. According to Map 2-- Which 2 European countries held the most territory in Africa? Part II: Imperialism in Africa 8. What percentage of Africa was colonized by 1913? Percentage of control in Africa, 1913 Look at the map of

Africa today 9. How did the Scramble for Africa in the 1800's and 1900's effect the current borders of Africa? Part III: Imperialism in Asia

Part III: Imperialism in Asia Use the map on the previous slide to answer the following questions. What European country owned most of India? 2. What did Japan own (other than its own islands)? 3. What did the US own? 4. Who owned the East Indies? 1.

Spheres of Influence Throughout the nineteenth century, China's emperors had watched as foreigners encroached further and further upon their land. Time and again, foreigners forced China to make humiliating concessions. Foreign regiments, armed with modern weapons, consistently defeated entire imperial armies. Now, as a new century was about to begin, Tsu Hsi, empress dowager of the Ch'ing Dynasty, searched for a way to rid her empire of foreign parasites. Austria, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and Russia all claimed

exclusive trading rights to certain parts of China. They were dividing China into "spheres of influence." Some even claimed to own the territory within their spheres. By acquiring the Philippines, the United States became an Asian power too. Now, with a strong base of operations just 400 miles from China, American businesses hoped to take advantage of China's vast resources. The foreign spheres of influence, however, threatened their ambitions. So while the empress was hoping to close China to foreigners, Americans were looking for a way in. John Hay, now Secretary of State, had an idea. Since public opinion, strained by the Philippines war, would never support the use of force, he decided to negotiate. He sent letters to all the foreign powers and

suggested an "Open Door" policy in China. This policy would guarantee equal trading rights for all and prevent one nation from discriminating against another within its sphere. The nations replied that they liked the concept of the Open Door, but that Part III: Imperialism in Asia Answer these questions from the reading on the previous page. 5. What countries claimed spheres of influence

in China? 6. What was the Open Door Policy? Part III: Imperialism in Asia Imperialism in India Use the link to answer the following questions What countries made claims in India?

8. Which country won the whole of India? 7. Part III: Imperialism in Asia Japanese Imperialism Use the link above to answer the following questions. What countries/regions did Japan take and what did they get from them (explanation of

expansion section)? 10. Was Japanese imperialism different from European imperialism? Why or why not? 9.

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