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  • 1400

    Slavery

    Unfortunately, slavery was a part of the economy of Africa before the arrival of the Europeans.
  • 1400

    slavery

    the Golden Age of Exploration, Europeans began to sail south around the continent of Africa.
  • 1400

    Slavery

    there was an attempt to reach the wealth of silks and spices found in India and China.
  • 1500

    slavery

    the Europeans greatly increased the trade in enslaved people in Africa Beginning in the 1500s.
  • 1500

    Slavery

    Africa, cause greater fighting among different groups which weakened everyone and made it easier for Europeans to take over.
  • 1500

    Slavery

    Those slaves were then transported across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas to work on sugar, rice and cotton plantations.
  • 1500

    Slavery

    As many as 13 million people may have been forcibly removed from their homeland. It is estimated that 20% or more of those taken did not survive the Middle Passage; the journey across the ocean from Africa to the Americas.
  • 1500

    Slavery

    The increase in the number of guns available to people living in Africa, cause greater fighting among different groups which weakened everyone and made it easier for Europeans to take over.
  • 1500

    slavery

    It is estimated that 20% or more of those taken did not survive the Middle Passage; the journey across the ocean from Africa to the Americas.
  • 1500

    COLONIZATION

    Slavery was just the beginning.
  • COLONIZATION

    The Europeans began to build trading posts in Africa in the 1500s and by the early 1800s.
  • COLONIZATION

    They were colonizing or taking over another country for the resources it can provide.
  • COLONIZATION

    Europeans knew that Africa had many resources and important trade routes.
  • COLONIZATION

    They wanted to control them.
  • COLONIZATION

    Britain began by seizing Egypt to gain control of the Suez Canal
  • COLONIZATION

    A man made waterway connecting the Mediteranean Sea to the Red Sea.
  • COLONIZATION

    France took control over most of western North Africa.
  • COLONIZAION

    Spain and Italy also gained territory in Morocco and Somalia.
  • COLONIZATION

    Britain grabbed more land in western, central and southern Africa while France seized most of West Africa.
  • COLONIZATION

    Germany and Portugal also claimed land in Africa south of the Sahara.
  • COLONIZATION

    By 1900 Europe had grabbed nearly all of Africa.
  • COLNIZATION

    The only country to remain uncolonized was Ethiopia.
  • COLONIZAION

    By for, the worst of the colonies established by European countries was the Belgium Congo.
  • COLONIZATION

    Though Italy did invade the country in 1930.
  • COLONIZATION

  • COLONIZATION

    However, nearly all Africans suffered under colonial rule as their land was taken.
  • COLONIZATION

    hough Europeans banned slavery, and built schools, hospitals, roads and railroads.
  • COLONIZATION

    they were forced to work for little or no pay and any attempt to rebel was violently crushed.
  • COLONIZATION

    In the mid 1900s inspired by the events of World War II Africans began to seriously rebel against colonization.
  • COLONIZATION

    European colonization devastated the people and cultures of Africa.