The European imperialistic colonization in Africa was motivated by the desire to control the abundant natural resources an... ... middle of paper ... ... reasons. They wanted new land and the natural resources that can only be found in Africa, they wanted the new market opportunities that having colonies in Africa would open up to them, and the wanted to stay in competition with other European countries. The motives of the Europeans quickly deteriorated as they started exploiting the native Africans and abusing the slave trade that they had promised to abolish with the three C’s. The African people suffered a great deal as many of them were killed, harmed, or forced into slavery for the smallest civil unrest. The Europeans involved in the imperial take over lost their humanity as they started to treat fellow humans as though they were no more than cows lined up for slaughter.
A brilliant innovator named James Watt created one of the most important technologies called the steam engine. The introduction of steam engines was very essential for the workers since productivity of labor became a lot quicker and it allowed innovators to create more inventions easily through steam. Steam engines were given many uses to different varieties of industries. People were able to transport things easily by the use of steam locomotives. “It prepared the way for the development of more sophisticated heat engines and for the large-scale generation of electricity, which together effectively displaced it from its supremacy in the 20th century”.
It created connections with many local areas, in addition to areas that were further away. The growth in population created expansion, but it also made it increasingly difficult to stay connected with other regions. The progression of the railroad industry made it impossible to continue doing things as they had before. The industry had become too big and complex; therefore, changes needed to be made to the management system. The success for any business involves a clear idea and purpose.
This is shown in Document 4, when it states, “For all its faults, colonial government provided security of person and property in lands…” This turned what used to be a uncivilized place, into a place in which had many rules to help the citizens. The European also opened many industries in which were new to the continent. This provided many jobs to the natives. We can understand this when Document 4 states, “...who were largely responsible for the for the opening of the region to the lumberman, miner, planter, and other means of wealth.” As you can see, The Scramble For Africa had many effects. Both positive and negative for the Europeans and the indigenous people of Africa.
When European cultures brought Christianity to Africa, they taught Africans math, science, and European languages. Although the partition of Africa caused a numerous amount of problems for Africa, it also brought wonderful technological advancements that modernized Africa. There were many driving forces behind the scramble for Africa, European imperialism being one of them. The partition of Africa resulted in many changes to the continent of Africa. Economically, European countries colonized for trade purposes and natural resources.
During the 18th century ivory dominated the trade of the colonies in northern Mozambique, but the demand for slaves in the begging of the 19th century changed this scenario of hunting for elephants in East Africa. Now, expeditions and exploration efforts were concentrated in the hinterland domain and their population in order to maintain an efficient trade in slaves(1). Some economic and commercial factors were responsible to enhance the slave trading. In 1800, the large-scale production of cane sugar, and other monocultures such as coffee in Brazil intensified. Slaves were recruited to work in gold mines, to help farmers with the handwork of the land, to help families with usual domestic works and to operate and control the ivory trade.
The production of steel also became a key component of the new age. Steel was used in the production of skyscrapers in cities. It was also favored by railroad constructors for the railways, due to its sturdiness. On the contrary to the farming problems in the west, the agriculture field continued to grow at rapid rates. The Agricultural Revolution went hand in hand with the Industrial Revolution.
The development of the steam engine by George Stephenson in the late 1700’s was the technological breakthrough that led to the industrial revolution. For the first time in human history transportation could be provided without the use of domesticated animals. Steam engines were used in steam locomotives, steam tractors and steam ships (B.Nebel and R.Wright 1995). Stationary steam engines were rapidly established in all the major industries. The major fuel for steam engines was firewood.
3) Contrast the approach... ... middle of paper ... ...Population explosion, agricultural changes, and the increasing demand for more workers led to urbanization, or the migration of people to cities. The enclosure movement played an important role in urbanization because when the rich landowners would take over the farmers' land, the farmers would be kicked off their own land. Some farmers had to leave because they couldn't keep up with the competition from the landowners. These jobless farmers then migrated to the cities because they could get jobs because of the growing demand for workers. New sources of energy, such as the coal-powered steam engine, helped entrepreneurs change the way their work was done and helped power the Industrial Revolution.
Pollution really became a major issue as a result of the Industrial Revolution. Hand labor was replaced by machine labor, which dramatically increased productivity. Coal power was heavily used to replace all kinds’ manual type work. The railroads were also used to bring materials where ever they were needed replacing river boats and other more manual ways of moving large amounts of material. This all helped to accelerate t... ... middle of paper ... ... growth and a lot of pollution as the world transformed into an Industrial driven economy.