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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

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