The Five Motives of Imperialism


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What is the term used to describe the expansion of one country's influence and power through the use of force, colonization, or coercion?

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1. Why is the American Western Expansion an example of economically motivated imperialism?

2. Which motive of imperialism is intended to expand governmental control of a country?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet combination will display your knowledge of imperialism. You will need to be able to identify and define the five motives to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Motive that is intended to expand the governmental control of a country
  • Expansion into new territories in order to increase access to resources
  • The belief that domination is needed because the locals are uncivilized

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding imperialism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about its motives
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding its impact on religious beliefs and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To understand more about imperialism, review the lesson titled The Five Motives of Imperialism. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines imperialism
  • Understand how motives can overlap
  • Explains the expansion of the English empire
  • Explores examples of the five motives of imperialism
  • Covers imperialism during World War ll