Motives for Imperialism (economic motives (exports provided more money bc…
Motives for Imperialism
exports provided more money bc there were more people to sell to
to force labor onto the people and make them produce and buy their own products
beneficial resources (like medicine) outside of the country
to explore the world and see all new things beneficial for science
thought that they must change the people from savages to civilized people
to spread British/American culture
to make sure everyone lived like they did since their cultures were "the best"
To give the people of Africa a chance not to go to hell
protect themselves and get labor from other countries
to establish outposts so they could what over their colonies
Why was the US able to open Japan to trade in the 1800’s?
Impressed and intimidated by American weapons and technology, the Japanese government (the Shoguns) agree to a treaty. Their bows, arrows and swords will do little good against Commodore Perry’s cannons and guns- The US had huge powerful ships