Imperialism

  • Britain VS. France For North America

    Britain VS. France For North America
    By the early 17th century, France and England had colonies in North America, the West Indies, Africa, and the East Indies. They had some very lucrative monopolies, notably sugar from the West Indies, slaves from Africa, silk and spices from the East Indies, and furs and fish (cod) from North America. Hostilities began in 1628 in the New World (1689 in Europe) and continued unabated until 1761 and 1762 (1815 in Europe). https://goo.gl/yzX6Z4
  • Mexico Experiences Its First Revolt

    Mexico Experiences Its First Revolt
    Known as the “Grito de Dolores,” Hidalgo’s declaration launched a decade-long struggle that ended 300 years of colonial rule, established an independent Mexico and helped cultivate a unique Mexican identity. http://goo.gl/gTsJpV
  • British Declares Control Over Cape Colony

    British Declares Control Over Cape Colony
    The British were to enter the equation as a result of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. They occupied the strategically vital port of Cape Town from 1795 as the Netherlands fell to the French army under the leadership of Napoleon Bonaparte. http://goo.gl/p3nRUr
  • British Colony Of Singapore Founded

    British Colony Of Singapore Founded
    The European Town had residents made up of European traders, Eurasians and rich Asians, while the ethnic Chinese were located in present-day Chinatown and south-east of the Singapore River. http://goo.gl/OQ7auM
  • Mexico Independence From Spain

    Mexico Independence From Spain
    Mexico's independence was not declared until September 28, 1821. http://goo.gl/0vVPEL
  • Most Of Latin America Becomes Independent

    Most Of Latin America Becomes Independent
    The Latin American Wars for Independence were a turbulent time for these former Spanish colonies. It began when Napoleon Bonaparte dethroned Ferdinand and replaced him with his brother. This lead to a weakening of Spanish power in Latin America and a surge of support for independent republics. http://goo.gl/cQtsu7 https://youtu.be/ZBw35Ze3bg8
  • Mexico Loses Almost Half Of Its Territory To United States

    Mexico Loses Almost Half Of Its Territory To United States
    In 1848, at the conclusion of the U.S.- Mexican War, the two countries signed the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo. The treaty called for Mexico to give up almost half of its territory, which included modern-day California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and parts of Colorado, Nevada, and Utah. In return, the U.S. paid $15 million in compensation for war-related damage to Mexican land.
    http://goo.gl/TxCZPM
  • Great Britain Signs Clayton Bulwer Treaty

    Great Britain Signs Clayton Bulwer Treaty
    American and British rivalries in Central America, particularly over a proposed isthmian canal, led to the treaty. Its most important article provided "that neither … will ever obtain or maintain for itself any exclusive control over the said ship canal … that neither will ever erect or maintain any fortifications commanding the same … or occupy, or fortify, or colonize or assume, or exercise any dominion over CA countries. http://goo.gl/dW1TcS
  • US Control Of Various Pacific Islands

    US Control Of Various Pacific Islands
    Unlike the 50 states, U.S. territories do not have the same representation in Congress and do not have the same rights as states. While most of the current U.S. states began as territories and then were granted statehood, these current insular areas have faced significant opposition from the federal government towards this transition.
    http://goo.gl/J6Ni2f
  • Sepoy Mutiny Fails

    Sepoy Mutiny Fails
    The mutiny of the Sepoy (= native troops in the British army) began on May 10, 1857, when Indian soldiers who had been placed in irons for refusing to accept new cartridges were rescued by their comrades. The greased cartridges had to be bitten off before use, and the manufacturers had supplied a fat of beef and pork - repulsive to both Hindus and Moslems. http://goo.gl/JlpgVS https://youtu.be/p0dZ16MbHKY
  • US Purchases Alaska

    US Purchases Alaska
    On March 30, 1867, the United States reached an agreement to purchase Alaska from Russia for a price of $7.2 million. The Treaty with Russia was negotiated and signed by Secretary of State William Seward and Russian Minister to the United States Edouard de Stoeckl.
    https://goo.gl/L1WOSF https://youtu.be/WHU46HWoT10
  • Suez Canal Completed

    Suez Canal Completed
    When finally completed, the 101-mile-long waterway permanently transformed international shipping by allowing vessels to skip the long and treacherous transit around the southern tip of Africa.
    http://goo.gl/U72ZPF https://youtu.be/MlM1G3oaUZo
  • The US signs a treaty with Great Britain to Settle Boundary Disputes

    The US signs a treaty with Great Britain to Settle Boundary Disputes
    The Bering Sea Dispute involved a late nineteenth-century controversy between the United States on one side and Great Britain and Canada on the other side over the international status of the Bering Sea. The dispute was generated over the U.S. assertion that it controlled the Bering Sea and all seal hunting off the coast of Alaska.
    http://goo.gl/NRY8Hk
  • Queen Victoria Named Empress Of India

    Queen Victoria Named Empress Of India
    In 1877, Victoria became empress of India. Her empire also included Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and large parts of Africa. During this period, Britain was largely uninvolved in European affairs, apart from the Crimean War from 1853 - 1856.
    http://goo.gl/UajnO5
  • Britain Officially Annexes South Africa

    Britain Officially Annexes South Africa
    In 1870 diamond diggers were rushing there – Africans, whites from Europe, Australia and the Americas. Britain persuaded the Griqua chieftain Waterboer to accept British protection from the nearby Dutch Boers, and in 1881 Britain annexed the territory, which became Griqualand West.
    http://goo.gl/WDrBQl
  • British Partition Of West Africa

    British Partition Of West Africa
    The Partition of Africa began in earnest with the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885, and was the cause of most of Africa’s borders today. This conference was called by German Chancellor Bismarck to settle how European countries would claim colonial land in Africa and to avoid a war among European nations over African territory.
    http://goo.gl/IH62hh
  • "New Imperialism" Begins

    "New Imperialism" Begins
    From the late 1800s through the early 1900s, Western Europe pursued a policy of imperialism that became known
    as New Imperialism. This New Imperialist Age gained its impetus from economic, military, political, humanitarian,
    and religious reasons
    http://goo.gl/e8lHCs https://youtu.be/QHe_4WBVzPg
  • France Makes Vietnam Empire A Protectorate

    France Makes Vietnam Empire A Protectorate
    The Vietnam Empire had been made a protectorate by France. This means that France watched over Vietnam and treated its territory as if it was their own and France protected the country.
    http://goo.gl/syuCq6
  • Berlin Confrence Dives Africa Among Europeans

    Berlin Confrence Dives Africa Among Europeans
    Meeting at which the major European powers negotiated and formalized claims to territory in Africa.
    http://goo.gl/vHomsp http://youtu.be/0dXpAVE3frk
  • Indian National Congress Forms

    Indian National Congress Forms
    Formed to help develop India with Britain and formed to resolve public relations with surrounding countries.
    http://goo.gl/Q0HftR https://youtu.be/uN4euOFHiD4
  • France Has Control Of Indochina

    France Has Control Of Indochina
    French had claimed and had control of countries that make up Indochina such as Vietnam and Thailand. After gradually establishing suzerainty over Indochina between 1858 and 1893, the French created the first Indochinese Union to govern.
    http://goo.gl/jpwABR
  • Britain Partition East Africa

    Britain Partition East Africa
    The Partition of Africa began in earnest with the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885, and was the cause of most of Africa’s borders today. This conference was called by German Chancellor Bismarck to settle how European countries would claim colonial land in Africa and to avoid a war among European nations over African territory.
    https://goo.gl/EGPHqX
  • Annexation Of Hawaii

    Annexation Of Hawaii
    When Hawaii was named part of US territory but wasnt declared a state.
    http://goo.gl/cpIoTZ https://youtu.be/p3VuvvyMu9E
  • Ethiopia Defeats Italian Forces

    Ethiopia Defeats Italian Forces
    On this date in 1896, Ethiopia defeated the Italian colonial army in the Battle of Adwa. This victory signaled the decline of European colonialism in Black Africa.
    http://goo.gl/dfCuL5 https://youtu.be/mLlc3LQK0bw
  • France and Britain Agree To Keep Thailand As Buffer State

    France and Britain Agree To Keep Thailand As Buffer State
    These two countries agreed to keep Thailand neutral. Meaning that it was not controlled or claimed by either mother country.
    http://goo.gl/5FiiWf
  • US Defeats Spain For Philippines

    US Defeats Spain For Philippines
    The United States’ drive to extend influence across the Pacific instigated a Philippine American War. Fighting broke out on Feb. 4, 1899, and eventually far exceeded that against Spain. At the outbreak, the U.S. had only a small amount of troops in the Philippines compared to Aquinaldo’s 40,000 fighters.
    https://goo.gl/vfdJQF
  • Southeast Asia Under European Control

    Southeast Asia Under European Control
    During this time, almost every country is southeast asia was being watched over and had been claimed by european countries. These countries controlled everything as if it was another part of Europe.
    http://goo.gl/EAcNJY https://youtu.be/01Ze0DshtIo
  • Egypt Becomes British Protectorate

    Egypt Becomes British Protectorate
    Egypt become basically part of British control. British. Controlled the state and kept forces their to guard the Suez Canal.
    http://goo.gl/t7eU8I
  • Saya San Leads Burma Uprising

    Saya San Leads Burma Uprising
    The burma uprising was a political revolt and was a attempt to restore a Burmese monarchy in Burma. It was led my Saya San.
    http://goo.gl/bsuZS9
  • Indian Independence

    Indian Independence
    In 1900, India was part of the British Empire; but by the end of 1947, India had achieved independence.
    For most of the Nineteenth Century, India was ruled by the British. India was considered the jewel in the crown of the British Empire. Queen Victoria had been made Empress of India and the British had a major military presence in India.
    http://goo.gl/7W02Ng