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Arrival of Europeans. I. The Portuguese 1. Interest in Africa a. Costal resting stops for sea route to India b. Spread Christianity. 2. The Portuguese -Discovery of Gold in Africa. a. Build forts / towns along the coast b. Build relations with native Africans

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Arrival of europeans

Arrival of Europeans

I. The Portuguese

1. Interest in Africa

a. Costal resting stops for sea route to India

b. Spread Christianity


2 the portuguese discovery of gold in africa

2. The Portuguese-Discovery of Gold in Africa

a. Build forts / towns along the coast

b. Build relations with native Africans

-spread Christianity

-expand trade to South Africa

c. 1498 Vasco de Gama

-“Cape of Good Hope”

d. Christopher de Gama

-spread Portuguese culture

to Ethiopia

-government, religion, etc…


Ii the dutch and french

II. The Dutch and French

1. Compete for control of Africa

a. By 1640 Dutch control W. Africa

-Capetown @ “Good hope”

-“Afrikaners”

Dutch who settle

in Africa

b. By 1700, Dutch, French

and Portuguese

control Africa’s

entire coast


2 why didn t europeans conquer africa s interior

2. Why didn’t Europeans conquer Africa’s interior?

a. Disease

b. Violent Natives

c. No $ to be made


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