Imperialism Theme: How imperialistic nations were able to expand their power and control at the expense of weaker nations. Lesson 13. Imperialism.
Rubber trees in Malaya
Take up the White Man’s Burden—
Send forth the best ye breed—
Go bind your sons to exile
To serve your captives’ need;
To wait in heavy harness,
On fluttered folk and wild—
Your new-caught, sullen peoples,
Half-devil and half-child.
Cartoon showing China being divided by the United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, France, and Japan
The USS Monocacy was used to protect US interests along the Yangtze River in China
1869 opening of the Suez Canal at Port Said
Gatun locks under construction in 1910
British soldiers show a Maxim gun to an elderly Zulu chief in 1901
Insignia of the British Indian Submarine Telegraph Company
In 1857 Hindu sepoys mutinied against the East India Company
Lord John Morley served as Secretary of State for India from 1905 to 1910
The British forced the Indians to ban sati, the practice of burning widows on their husbands’ funeral pyres
1905 watercolor painting of a temple scene in Burma
Planter supervising workers on a Malayan rubber plantation
Richard Burton explored east Africa with John Speke, seeking the source of the Nile
Clearing tropical forests ate away at Leopold’s profit margins so Congolese farming villages such as this one were leveled to make way for rubber tree plantations
Boer guerrillas during the Second Boer War
Stamps issued by the Mozambique Company which received a 50-year administrative charter from Portugal in 1891
The Imperial British East Africa Company began work on the Uganda Railway in 1896. 2,500 workers died during the construction.
French colonial administrator Louis Léon César Faidherbe served as governor of Senegal from 1854 to 1861 and from 1863 to 1865. He transformed the colony into the dominant political and military power in West Africa.
Cartoon portraying Roosevelt as an international policeman wielding his “big stick”
Commodore Dewey destroyed the Spanish fleet in a single day at the Battle of Manila.
Clark Air Force Base was once the largest overseas U.S. military base in the world
Canal Zone Governor’s House
In May 1940, the main part of the US fleet was transferred to Pearl Harbor from the west coast