AIM: Did European imperialism in Africa have positive or negative effects? DO NOW: Copy these questions in your notes. Leave space for your answers 1. In 1914, how many African countries were independent? 2. Which European nation controlled the most colonies in Africa? Mr. McEntarfer * Global History * HSLPS Africa: Before and After Review DEFINE IMPERIALISM DEFINE COLONY Negative effects of imperialism Mother countries seized the land of colonies and tried to change their culture Denied people in colonies basic human rights Ex. Christianity, language, food Ex. Freedom of speech, freedom to participate in government Natural resources of colonies were stolen and sent back to mother countries. Local workers were mistreated. Manufactured goods were then sent back to colonies and sold for huge profits. Cost Europeans a lot of money! Positive effects of imperialism Created new wealth (mines, deforestation) even though mother countries kept profits Mother countries improved the infrastructure (roads, bridges, railroads) of the countries they colonized Was imperialism a positive or negative force? Write one complete paragraph with a topic sentence and evidence to back it up!