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Imperialism in Africa

Hanna, Diego, Amarell, Jennifer
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Hanna Zajbert

on 29 January 2013

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Imperialism in Africa Until the 1400 europeans didn't travel to western Africa, there were no maps to travel by sea and only traders dared to cross the Sahara After the Renaissance, sailors were more willing to explore the African coast. 1497 Vasco de Gama found a new sea root to India 1571 Portugal took Angola as a colony Sailors from Portugal exchange goods for food, water and supplies with the Zaire Kingdom. England and France joined the slave trade, in the middle 1600s 1652 Dutch set cape colony During the 1800s great Britain, major imperialist power in Africa Congress of Vienna 1814, Cape colony became british The Boers fought the Zulus to settle on the Northern Part of South Africa The Boers war was fought from 1899 to 1902. King Leopald II explored Congo. 1884 Germany called a Conference of all European nations to decide what to do about Africa. Great Britain controlled the Zeus canal. Europeans send missionaries to turn Africans to Christianity Often a tribe was split into 2 or 3 colonies Europeans treat Africans badly,
like slaves Families were split, many Africans recived education Hanna Zajbert
Amarell Gonzalez
Jennifer Lee
Diego Silva
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