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In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- What were some of the motives behind European imperialism?
- How did U.S. imperialism in the Americas affect the balance of power in the Western Hemisphere?
- What were the major causes of the Russo-Turkish War?
- How did the Berlin Conference seek to control European colonization efforts in Africa?
- What were some of the consequences of European imperialism in Asia?
1. European Imperialism: Characteristics, Motives & Effects
This lesson will explore European imperialism in the 19th and 20th centuries. In doing this it will define New Imperialism and explain how economic growth, national rivalries, and moral superiority motivated it.
2. US Imperialism in the Americas: Causes, Timeline & Examples
This lesson will explore United States imperialism in the Americas. In doing so, it will highlight the presidencies of Roosevelt and Taft, focusing on Yankee Imperialism, the Roosevelt Corollary, and Dollar Diplomacy.
3. The Colonization of Africa & the Berlin Conference: Definition & Purpose
This lesson will explore the 19th and 20th century colonization of Africa, which forever changed the political landscape of the continent. In doing so, it will highlight the Berlin Conference and the Principle of Effectivity.
4. Trouble in the Ottoman Empire: The Russo-Turkish War
This lesson explains the importance of the Russo-Turkish War of the late 19th century. In doing so, it highlights some of the conflict in the Balkans, as well as the treaties of San Stefano and Berlin.
5. Dutch, British and Russian Colonies in Asia: European Imperialism and Its Consequences
This lesson will explore Europe's New Imperialism, which swept across Asia in the 19th and 20th centuries. It will highlight the Dutch East India Company, the Great Game, the Russo-Japanese War, and the Opium Wars.
6. The Suez Canal: Definition & Facts
The Suez Canal stands as one of the technical achievements of 19th century technology. It also represents vested interests for economic and military powers reliant on trade through the waterway.
7. The Suez Canal: History, Location & Importance
The Suez Canal offers ships the shortest route between Europe and Asia, making it one of the most important passageways in the world. Review the canal's history, location, and importance in this lesson.
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