British Imperialism in India

By animan1
  • Jul 1, 1497

    Vasco De Gama Sails for India

    Vasco De Gama Sails for India
    In 1947, Vasco de Gama started to explore the East American coast. He wanted to know where all the treaures were coming from. Whhen he and his crew had finally arrived, they were amazed by all the goods that they found there.
  • Establishment of the British East India Company

    Establishment of the British East India Company
    In the 1600's the British set up trading post in Bombay, Madras, and Calcutta. Before, the Mughal empire had the traders under control.By the year of 1707, the Mughal empire was collapsing.
  • Decline of the Mughal EMpire

    Decline of the Mughal EMpire
    When the Mughal Empire was declining, the British controlled the Indian territory. Soon, the British had controlled almost all of India, and India didn't have any power.
  • INdustrial REvolution in Britain

    INdustrial REvolution in Britain
    Before the Industrial Revolution in Britain began, many things were created by hand. When the Industial Revolution in Britain formed, more machines began to do the people's work. Soon, the industrial revolution began to spread throughout in England, North America, and the continental Europe.
  • Sepoy Rebellion

    Sepoy Rebellion
    When the rumor that the sepoys had greased their rifles with fat started to spread, the HIndus and the MUslims rebelled. Whoever rebelled was jailed, so the Sepoys marched to Delhi, and then to northern and central India.
  • British Overcome French and take Control of India

    British Overcome French and take Control of India
    Robert Clive led the troops ito a victory against the Indian forces that were allied with the French in 1757, The East India Company had the power over India until 1858. This battle was known as the battle of Plassey.
  • British Colonized India

    British Colonized India
    The mutiny of the turning point, resulted to British taking control over India.This event was also known as Raj referring to British rule after India lost control to the British during Queen Victoria's crowning.
  • Creation of the Indian National Congress

    Creation of the Indian National Congress
    The Indians were angry that they were always the second best, and they never had freedom. Becuase of this, they created the Industrial National Congress, also known as INC.
  • Gandhi's travels stressing nonviolent resistence

    Gandhi's travels stressing nonviolent resistence
    Because the British failed to punish the officers who killed people at the Amritsar Massacre, Gandhi had told the INdians not too buy any of the British goods, and to weave their own clothes, and make whatever else they needed. This caused a huge decrease in British sales
  • Creation of the Muslim League

    Creation of the Muslim League
    The Muslim League was created to protect the Muslim's interests. The leader of the Muslim League was Muhammed Ali Jinnah, said that all Muslims should resign from the Congress party.
  • Rowlatt Acts

    Rowlatt Acts
    The Rowlatt Acts were laws that allowed the government to jail any protestors that went against the British law. They could go without the trial for two years.
  • Amritsar Massacre

    Amritsar Massacre
    In order to protect the Rowlatt Acts, natonalists carried out acts of violence for the first time. They did this to show their deep hatred towards the new British rule.
  • Mohandas Gandhi's Leadership of the INC

    Mohandas Gandhi's Leadership of the INC
    Mohanda Ghandi convinced the INC to go against the British government. The British didn't know what to do because of this, and needed to come up with a plan. They kept on jailing Gandhi.
  • The SAlt March

    The SAlt March
    Indian people could only buy salt from the British and they also had to pay taxes on salt, because this was a British rule. To show that they didn't like this, they walked about 240 miles to go to the seacoast and they began making their own salt. This protest was called the Salt March.
  • Government of India Acts

    Government of India Acts
    The Government of India Acts provided a local self-government and it limited democratic elections, but it didn't give the Hindus and the Muslims complete and total freedom.
  • WWII-Riots Between Hindus and Muslims

    WWII-Riots Between Hindus and Muslims
    Before the British gave the Hindus and Muslims their freedom, they had to decide whether or not they should. In August 1946, four days of clashes in Calcutta had more than 5,000 people dead and over 15,000 hurt.
  • Partitions

    India was separated into two different nations. They were divided into the Hindus and the Muslims.
  • Indian/Pakistan Independence

    Indian/Pakistan Independence
    When the two regions were divided, over 500 independent native princes had to choose which region they would join in a short period of time. Millions of Indian citizens such as Hindus, Muslims, and the Sikhs had to decide where to go, without their own choice.
  • Gandhi's Death

    Gandhi's Death
    When the people of India were picing out where to relocate, many violences occurred such as the Muslim killing the Sikhs who were moving to India and Hindus and Sikhs killing Muslims who were going to Pakistan. Then when Ghandi went to Delhi, a Hindu extremist thought that Gandhi was too protective over the Muslims, and shot and killed him.