Traditions and Encounters, AP Edition (Bentley), 5th Edition

Chapter 32: The Building of Global Empires

Learning Objectives

When you have finished studying this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
  • Identify and explain the motives of modern imperialism and colonialism.
  • Identify key technologies used by modern imperialists to create their empires.
  • Compare and contrast the British empire in India with other imperial ventures in central and southeast Asia.
  • Explain the origins, course, and legacy of the scramble for Africa.
  • Explain the development of European colonial outposts in Oceania and the Pacific Ocean.
  • Outline U.S. imperialism in Latin America and the Pacific.
  • Explain the key events that led to Japan’s creation of an east Asian empire.
  • Explain the economic and social changes generated by modern imperialism, including extensive labor migrations.
  • Explain the impact of colonial policies on subject societies and peoples and the formation of anticolonial movements.
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