Imperialism in India

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In History
  • Jul 1, 1497

    Vasco De Gama sails for India

    Vasco De Gama set sail for India and soon reached the port of Calicut. Him and his crew were amazed by their spices, rare silks, and preciaous gems,
  • Decline of the Mughal Empire

    The Empire was out of resources and millions of people were dieng of starvation. It was not united and it fell apart.
  • Industrial Revolution in Britain

    began creating new innovations for agriculture such as the seed drill. This allowed farmers to sow seeds in well-spaced rows at specific depths.
  • Establishment of the British East India Company

    The East India Company was the leading power in India. This enabled Brittain to control trade.
  • Sepoy Rebellion

    Gossip spread that the new rifles were greased with beef and pork fat which werre animals sacred to the Hindus and Muslims. They refused to use them. Because the British jailed the soldiers they started a rebellion. This caused a turning point in which Britain took direct command of India.
  • Creation of the Indian National Congress.

    a nationalist group who wanted self- government or independence in India
  • Creation of the Muslim League

    A leaugue to protect Muslim Interests. They did not want to accept independence if it ment rule by the HIndu dominated congress party
  • Rowlett Acts

    Laws that allowed the government to jail Indian protesters for as long as two years
  • Amritsar Massacre

    The British started firing at the crowd in Amritsar beacuse they did not allow public meetings. Indians then demanded independence.
  • Gandhi's leadership of the INC

    Gandhi was the leader of the independence movement. He urged the INC to follow a policy of noncooperation with the British government.
  • Gandhi's travels stressing nonviolent resistance

    Gandhi's teachings bleneded ideas from all the major world religions and he became leader of the independence movement. Instead of violence the taught noncooperation,
  • The Salt March

    The British created a law that only allowed Indian s to buy salt from the government so they went to the seacoast and began making their own salt.
  • Government of India Act

    provoded local self-government and limited democratic elections but not total independence.
  • Partition

    the division of India into seperate Muslim and HIndu nations. (East Pakistan and West Pakistan)
  • Indian/Pakistan independence

    a british act that granted them independence.
  • Gandhi's death

    Gandhi's death
    While in Delhi a Hindu extremist who thought Gandhi too protective of Muslims shot and killed him.