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  1. The Partition of Africa T.J. Baker 3-2-11 2nd hour

  2. Africa is a huge continent, four times the size of Europe. • There are many different languages and cultures. • Africa is mostly dominated by the Muslim religion. Africa

  3. Medical breakthroughs and river steamships allowed for foreigners to reach middle Africa. • In the 1800s European nations slowly outlawed the slave trade. • Many explorers explored the interior of Africa and started to map out Africa. • Missionaries accompanied the explorers and sought to win souls to Christianity. • The greatest known explorer-missionary was Dr. David Livingstone. For 30 years, he crisscrossed the African continent. Europeans Reach Middle Africa

  4. Many different European nations scrambled to claim Africa. The Berlin Conference