British Imperialism in India

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  • Oct 20, 1497

    VASCO DE GAMA SAILS FOR INDIA

    VASCO DE GAMA SAILS FOR INDIA
    Vasco de Gama went around the tip of Africa to Calcut and found knew spices, rare silks and precious gems.
  • ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BRITISH EAST INDIA COMPANY

    ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BRITISH EAST INDIA COMPANY
    They set up trading posts and broke up the Mughal Empire, taking control.
  • DECLINE OF THE MUGHAL EMPIRE

    DECLINE OF THE MUGHAL EMPIRE
    Aurangzeb has drained the empire of its resources and his subjects didn't feel loyal to him. Slowly, Western traders built their own power in the region.
  • BRITISH OVERCOME FRENCH AND TAKE CONTROL OF INDIA

    BRITISH OVERCOME FRENCH AND TAKE CONTROL OF INDIA
    It all started when British East India Company set up trading posts in the big cities. The Mughal empire was becoming weaker and Rober Clave led a victory over the Inidans, allied with the French. They soon took over
  • INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION IN BRITIAN

    INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION IN BRITIAN
    s-The large landowners really improved farming methods, like farming techniques and machines. They revolutionized farming in Britian
  • SEPOY REBELLION

    SEPOY REBELLION
    This is the uprising of Northern India and captured the city of Delhi, because they were tired of the constant racism the British had over the Indians.
  • BRITISH COLONIZED INDIA

    BRITISH COLONIZED INDIA
    The British used the loyal Sikhs and a cabinet minister in London directed policy, and a British governor-general in India carried out the government's orders.
  • CREATION OF THE INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS (INC)

    CREATION OF THE INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS (INC)
    the Hindu Indian National Congress and the Indian National Congress definitely had some deep divisions, but they united to break from the British rule.
  • CREATION OF MUSLIM LEAGUE

    CREATION OF MUSLIM LEAGUE
    This was made to protect Muslim interests. The Muslim League said that it would never accept Indian independence if it meant they'd be ruled by the Hindu-dominated Congress Party.
  • AMRITSAR MASSACRE

    AMRITSAR MASSACRE
    In an enclosed square, the Indians protested the Rowlatt Act and the British massacred them, killing 400 and wounding 1,200
  • ROWLETT ACTS

    ROWLETT ACTS
    These laws allowed the government to put protesters in jail without trial for as long as two years. To Western-educated Indians, denial of a trial by jury violated their individual rights. They passed this law, because the radical nationalists were being viole
  • MOHANDAS GANDHI’S LEADERSHIP OF THE INC

    MOHANDAS GANDHI’S LEADERSHIP OF THE INC
    -Gandhi ruled by nonviolence and had millions of followers. His teachings blended with ideas from all of the major religions, including Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity
  • GHANDI STRESSING NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE

    GHANDI STRESSING NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE
    5-to be independent, you have to be nonviolent. He issued strikes and boycotts, but he never acted on any violenc
  • WW11-RIOTS BETWEEN HINDUS AND MUSLIM

    WW11-RIOTS BETWEEN HINDUS AND MUSLIM
    -The British were trying to decide who to give the power too, and they both didn't want one another leading, so riots broke out. So, the British set forth a partition and split up the Hindus and Muslims into two countrie
  • PARTITION

    PARTITION
    -Pakistan was where the Muslims lived. The British split up the Muslims and Pakistan's into two different regions.
  • NDIAN/PAKISTAN INDEPENDENCE

    NDIAN/PAKISTAN INDEPENDENCE
    -They got split up, so India and Pakistan were seperate nations. The courts, the military, the railways, and the police, the whole of the civil service, had to be divided down.
  • GANDHI’S DEATH

    GANDHI’S DEATH
    -He went to the Indian capitol of Delhi to plead for fair treatment. He fell under the nations violence and while he was there, he was shot and killed.