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imperialism. AN INTRODUCTION SEEN THROUGH THE LENS OF OLD FORT NIAGARA A CROSSROADS OF EMPIRES: French, British, American and Iroquois/ Haudensaunee. What IS Imperialism?. Imperialism is…Reasons for. ECONOMIC POLITICAL RELIGIOUS/IDEOLOGICAL EXPLORATORY CULTURAL. ECONOMIC.

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Imperialism

imperialism

AN INTRODUCTION SEEN THROUGH THE LENS OF OLD FORT NIAGARA

A CROSSROADS OF EMPIRES:

French, British, American and Iroquois/Haudensaunee


What is imperialism
WhatISImperialism?


Imperialism is reasons for
Imperialism is…Reasons for

  • ECONOMIC

  • POLITICAL

  • RELIGIOUS/IDEOLOGICAL

  • EXPLORATORY

  • CULTURAL


Economic
ECONOMIC

  • Resources:

    • Land – for growing, factories, etc

    • Labor – either slaves, indentured servants, cheap

    • Rubber, wood, iron ore, coal

    • Water/water rights

    • Trade, commerce


Political
POLITICAL

  • Empire Building:

    • Land expansion/New Territory

    • Power

    • Control

    • Military Presence


Religious ideological
RELIGIOUS/IDEOLOGICAL

  • European Ideals – Spread to “savages”

    • Jesuits/Christians – education

    • Social Darwinism/Racism

    • Assimilation

    • Paternalism


Exploratory
EXPLORATORY

  • Adventure, and to search for new:

    • Medicines

    • Trade opportunities

    • Foods including animals

    • Resources

    • Technology


Cultural
CULTURAL

  • Cultural Diffusion to include:

    • Language

    • Education

    • Dress

    • Music/Dancing

    • Foods/Drink

    • Ceremonies

    • Traditions

    • Arts/Folk crafts




Iroquois trading for european goods
Iroquois trading for european goods


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