Assignment #1
 

Sources:

  • textbook:  pp. 901 - mid-pg. 912.
 

Questions:

  1. Even though most of Latin America became independent of European colonial rule in the 19c, what were some of the cultural influences and other ties that still existed between the two continents?
  2. How did Mohammed Ali attempt to modernize Egypt on the European model?  How successful was he?
  3. What were the major motivations for European engagements/entanglements in the non-Western world during the "New Age of European Imperialism" [mid-19c to mid-20c]?
  4. Why did so many Middle Eastern, Asian, and African rulers "succumb" to European domination?
  5. What was the result of the Sepoy Mutiny in Indian in 1857?  How did it change the nature of the relationship between Britain and the Indian subcontinent?
  6. Identify some of the demographic shifts that occurred in Europe and from Europe during La Belle Epoque.
  7. What was the late 19c definition of the word imperialism?  How has that definition changed in the post-World War II era?
  8. Identify some of the early 20c opponents of European imperialism.  What were their explanations for the imperial fever that dominated most European countries [and the United States] at that time [see docs. on pp. 910-912]?
  9. Why do modern historians feel uncomfortable with these early 20c explanations for imperialism?
  10. What were some of the political, economic, social, intellectual, and military factors that explained the sudden increase in the pace and importance of European imperialism in the late 19c?
 
  Assignment #2
 

Sources:

 

Questions:

  1. How did their colonial experiences help make them good civil servants back home and vice versa?
  2. Why did the colonies offer special opportunities for Europe's aristocracy, especially for those from Britain and France?
  3. How was gender used to explain the relationship between the colonials and their European overlords?
  4. What was the emotional/ideological appeal of imperialism for many Europeans?
  5. What were the causes of the Boer War?
  6. Create a diagram/flowchart that illustrates the typical European pattern of increased involvement in a non-Western country during the late 19c.
  7. What were the specific British and French goals in Africa?  How did the Fashoda Crisis reflect the different goals of these two countries?
  8. How were the European colonial experiences in East and Southeast Asia similar to that in Africa?  How were they different?
  9. Why was Japan able to withstand the pressures of European colonialism?
 
                
 
 
 

                
 
Quizzes:
  1. Textbook Quiz --> chapter 25
  2. Other Quizzes:  A  
Outlines / Lecture Notes:
  1. "1848-1914" (Mr. Mercado)
  2. "Imperialism and Nationalism in the Nineteenth Century" (Paul Halsall, Fordham University)
  3. lecture outline --> "A New World Order:  Imperialism and World War I" (Prof. David McGee, Central Virginia Community College)
Review Sheets:
  1. Mine
  2. Giant EHAP Review Sheet by a student from the class of '04, Horace Greeley HS
  3. chart --> "Social History Study Guide" (Mr. Mercado)
  4. chart --> "Economics Development Study Guide" (Mr. Mercado)
  5. chart --> "The Rise of Constitutionalism and Liberalism" (Mr. Mercado)

 


   
 

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