This is a 30 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on the Age of Imperialism. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The Age of Imperialism did not really get underway until the 1870s. Even though most earlier expansionist efforts had failed, powers began to look overseas again. The Spanish had lost their colonies in South and Central America. Portugal had relinquished Brazil. Britain's colonies, though still substantial, were spinning off to become dominions of the commonwealth.
Other than the British, only the Dutch had a substantial overseas empire, in the form of considerable spice island possessions in the Indian Ocean. Only Russia had continued expanding on land through Siberia, reaching as far as Alaska in the east and through the Ottoman Empire in the south.
Several additional factors came together to make colonial expansion seem desirable at this time: The Industrial Revolution was creating a need for raw materials and excess goods for available markets. Missionaries wished to bring the message of their beliefs to foreign lands. Many humanitarian individuals felt they could bring a better lifestyle to the peoples of the world.
Social Darwinism led many Europeans to believe that they were superior to indigenous populations and destined to rule over them. Political theorists believed that a nation that did not expand its borders was moribund and would soon be tossed on the ash heap of history.
Colonies could produce a military advantage in wars with rival imperial powers. Colonies provided an outlet for population growth. Colonies provided a field of action for ambitious young people, as well as failed businessmen or even criminals who wanted a second chance.
The presentation covers the following:
Factors for Expansion (2)
The British Empire
The British Empire Map
The Dutch Empire
United States Imperialism
Reasons for Expansion: Business
Reasons for Expansion: Prestige
Reasons for Expansion: Missions
Reasons for Expansion: Trailing
Annexation of Hawaii
Spanish American War
Treaty with Spain
Cuba, A Protectorate
China’s Open Door
America’s Overseas Empire
The World, A Better Place?
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