Imperialism Time Line

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  • East India Company

    The East India Company was an English and later British joint-stock company founded in 1600. It was formed to trade in the Indian Ocean region, initially with the East Indies, and later with Qing China.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Buried in a routine annual message delivered to Congress by President James Monroe in December 1823, the doctrine warns European nations that the United States would not tolerate further colonization or puppet monarchs.The Monroe Doctrine is the best known U.S. policy toward the Western Hemisphere
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    Great Trek

    The Great Trek was a movement of Dutch-speaking colonists up into the interior of southern Africa in search of land where they could establish their own homeland, independent of British rule.
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    Opium Wars

    The First Opium War, fought in 1839–1842 between the Qing and Great Britain, was triggered by the dynasty's campaign against the British merchants who sold opium to Chinese merchants
  • Treaty of Nanjing

    the First Opium War between the United Kingdom and China on 29 August 1842. It was the first of what the Chinese later called the unequal treaties.
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    David Livingstone missionary work

    Livingstone became convinced of his mission to reach new peoples in the interior of Africa and introduce them to Christianity. In 1849 and 1851, he travelled across the Kalahari, on the second trip sighting the upper Zambezi River.
  • Matthew C. Perry in Japan

    On July 8, 1853, American Commodore Matthew Perry led his four ships into the harbor at Tokyo Bay, seeking to re-establish for the first time in over 200 years regular trade and discourse between Japan and the western world.
  • Treaty of Kanagawa

    Convention of Kanagawa or Kanagawa Treaty, Japan–US Treaty of Peace and Amity was a treaty signed between the United States and the Tokugawa shogunate on March 31, 1854.
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    Sepoy Rebellion

    First War of Independence, widespread but unsuccessful rebellion against British rule in India. Begun in Meerut by Indian troops in the service of the British East India Company, it spread to Delhi, Agra, Kanpur, and Lucknow.
  • British Raj founded

    after the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the rule of the British East India Company was transferred to the Crown in the person of Queen Victoria
  • Suez Canal built

    In 1854, Ferdinand de Lesseps, the former French consul to Cairo, secured an agreement with the Ottoman governor of Egypt to build a canal 100 miles across the Isthmus of Suez.
  • Queen Victoria crowned Empress of India

    In 1877, Benjamin Disraeli, Conservative Prime Minister, had Queen Victoria proclaimed as Empress of India. India was already under crown control after 1858.
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    Boer War

    The First Boer War "First Freedom War¨ 1880-1881, also known as the First Anglo-Boer War, the Transvaal War or the Transvaal Rebellion.
  • Panama Canal built

    The Panama Canal is an artificial 82 km waterway in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean. The canal cuts across the Isthmus of Panama and is a conduit for maritime trade.
  • Indian National Congress formed

    the Indian National Congress was founded at Gokuldas Tejpal Sanskrit College in Bombay, with 72 delegates in attendance. Hume assumed office as the General Secretary, and Womesh Chunder Bonnerjee of Calcutta was elected President.
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    Open Door Policy

    The Open Door policy was a statement of principles initiated by the United States in 1899 and 1900. It called for protection of equal privileges for all countries trading with China and for the support of Chinese territorial and administrative integrity.
  • Boxer Rebellion

    A Chinese secret society known as the Boxers embarked on a violent campaign to drive all foreigners from China.The Boxer Rebellion was an uprising against foreigners that occurred in China about 1900, begun by peasants but eventually supported by the government.
  • Roosevelt Corollary

    The Roosevelt Corollary of December 1904 stated that the United States would intervene as a last resort to ensure that other nations in the Western Hemisphere fulfilled their obligations to international creditors, and did not violate the rights of the United States
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    Revolution of 1911

    The 1911 Revolution also known as the Chinese Revolution or the Xinhai Revolution, ended China's last imperial dynasty. And on January 1, 1912, this revolution established the Republic of China