Imperialism In India

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  • Jul 1, 1497

    Vasco De Gama sets sail for India

    Vasco De Gama sets sail for India
    In 1497 Vasco De Gama starts his journey for new goods. when he finally got there in 1498 he was amazed by all the different goods like spices, silks, and gems. In 1499 he headed back home to Portugal, all the things he got were worth 60 times more than the cost of his journey.
  • Decline Of The Mughal Empire

    Aurangzeb was'nt a very good king and he let over 2 million people die of famine. His sons fought a war to see who would become the next king. In 1661 Aurangzeb had given the Mughal emperors to the port of Bombay.
  • Industrial Revolution In Britain

    Industrial Revolution In Britain
    Before the weathy landowners started to buy the land of England, it was covered in small farms. The landowner's had better ways of farming.
  • Sepoy Rebellion

    Sepoy Rebellion
    They went to Delhi and captured it, Indian Soldiers who were stationed in Delhi joined them. This spread to Northern and Central India, all this was called the Srpoy Mutiny. There was alot of fighting between the Indians and the British. This ended a year later when the British recieved more help, and when the Indians split up due to religous beliefs.
  • Establishment Of The British India Company

    Before the the beggining of the 19th century the India company had no problems with the British government. They had their own army with sepoys and British Officers.
  • British Overcome French And Take Control Of India

    The British had respected India for their government and not for their money at first. Then they realized that they were the brightest "Jewel In The Crown" wich means they were wealthier than most of the other colonies in their area. The British told India to porduce raw materials for them.
  • Creation Of The Indian National Congress

    Creation Of The Indian National Congress
    The INC was founded in 1885 from a growing nationalism.It focused on specific concerns for Indians, but by the early 1900's they were asking for self- government. Since the province was to big, The British had to divide it into a Muslim and Hindu section.
  • Creation Of The Muslim League

    Creation Of The Muslim League
    It was an orginization to protect Muslims interest, it was in competiotion withh Congress Party. The leader of this group was Muhammad Ali Jinnah, he insisted that the Muslims should remove themselves from the Congress Party.
  • Rowlett Acts

    These laws said that for as long as two years the governement could jail protesters with no trial. Denial of a trial by jury violated western- educated indians individual rights.
  • Amristar Massacre

    Amristar Massacre
    About 10,000 Hindus and Muslims went to Amristar to protest against the Rowlatt Acts. They wanted to fast, pray,and listen to political speeches. The british commander thought they were intentionally breaking a law, so he ordered his soldiers to shoot at the crowd. It lasted ten minutes, 400 Indians died and 1,200 were wounded.
  • Gandhi's Travels Stressing Nonviolent Resistance

    The Congress party supported the deliberate and public refusal to follow an unjust law. When Gandhi casted his law, he was trying to weaken the British governments authority over India.
  • The Salt March

    The Salt March
    Gandhi planned a march to show that the salt acts were not fair. Gandhi and his followers had walked 240 miles to seacoast, there they had begun to make their very own salt. Police officers had attacked the followers with steel- tipped clubs. Through the pain they still marched and 60,000 people were arrested, including Gandhi.
  • WW 2-Riots Between Hindus And Muslims

    More than 5,000 people died and more than 15,000 people died because of the fighting in Calcutta. British officials thought a first idea made by the Muslims was the only way to assure a safe ad secure region.
  • Mohandas Gandhi's Leadership Of The INC

    The Amritsar Massacre incouraged Muhandas Gandhi to lead the independence movement. His ideas for fighting came from his religous approach to political activity.Millions of followers called started to call him Mahatma wich also means "great soul"
  • Partition

    The Partition in 1947 was that, the British colony of India could divide into two nations of India and Pakistan.
  • Government Of India Act

    The British House of Commons passed and act which allowed India and Pakistans independence in one month. In that short month 500 independent native princes had to choose wich nation they would join. Millions of other people had to decide where to go, like Hindus and Muslims.
  • Indian/Pakistan Independence

    There was an act passed saying that India and Pakistan could have their independence in one month.
  • Gandhi's Death

    Gandhi's Death
    Gandhi went to Delhi to plead for fair treatment of Muslim refugees. There a Hindu extremist thought that Gandhi was to protective of Muslims, and so he shot and killed him.