Imperialism – India Mizell, Tubbs, Hatling
Essential Question • How did Imperialism impact India’s politics, economy, and culture?
Background • Britain had trading posts in India since the 1600s • Ruled India through the East India Company • British viceroys (someone who rules a nation for another nation) governed India
Why is India so valuable to the British? • Resources: tea, indigo, cotton, coffee, opium • “Cash Crops” – grown for profit/value • Large population = consumers to buy British goods • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7CxKVIQKx4 (famine)
The Sepoy Rebellion and its Effect • Indian soldiers rebel against British over various issues • British defeat Sepoys • Effect: British will increase their influence in India
Punishment for Sepoys http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yXKbd5IDzU&list=PLFF3350B3EE811B9A
Work on “Imperialism’s Impact on India” sheet Laws Govts Leaders Wars/Conflict Political views Freedoms/Rights Trade Money Currency Business Jobs Industry Racism Traditions Religion Ideas Social Structure Languages Politics Economics Culture
Directions: Answer the short-response in five sentences or more on the sheet. Use this ppt and the readings on the sheet