This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

The European Scramble Affected People In Africa

1022 words - 5 pages

Partition of Africa
The takeover of Europeans in all of Africa is the European Scramble. The treatment of Africans was sacrificed for the materials and goods needed by the Europeans. The mistreatment caused Africans to rebel even though sometimes their battles were not won. In thirty years European troops colonized Africa in search for natural resources due to the impact of the Industrial Revolution. As a response Africans were enraged that their loved ones had to suffer, while others hoped for change and surrendered.
When the European Scramble started to occur in Africa, Europeans were demanding the right to take Africans and hold them as slaves. As a result the Royal Niger Company ...view middle of the document...

All over Africa tribes were becoming enslaved and with these harsh conditions people were dying and screaming for help. Samuel Maherero, a leader of the Herero people wrote a letter to another African leader. He explained that even though his groups of people were loyal, obedient, and patient with the Germans, it was not worth it. Each and every day someone got shot for no reason at all. Maherero was tired of this treatment and he was hungry for justice. He asked his fellow leader to stand up and attack the Germans. He passionately wrote, “Let us die fighting rather than die as a result of maltreatment, imprisonment, or some other calamity”(Maherero). Also Yaa Asantewa mentioned that many of the Ashanti were afraid of the King and that in the past no white man could ever speak to the Ashanti like they do now. She was so determined to stand up for what was right that she volunteered herself and all of the other women to fight the white men until they all die.
Belgium's King Leopold II had carved out the Congo basin as a personal fief and found Africa's riches, ivory, gold, diamonds, emeralds, copper. To get Africans to extract these precious materials they were put to hard work. If they didn’t do as they were told, Africans got beat with the whip, women and children got raped, or they even got killed. Ndansi Kumalo, an African Veteran of the Ndebele Rebellion vividly described how troops ripped people from their homes after they surrendered and they were treated like slaves. His family was hurt and his cousins were killed in this fight because of the white men’s rifles and guns. The emotional pain him and many others had to endure took the most tolls. Another witness to the horrifying treatment of Africans was Mojimba, an African chief. He described a battle in 1877 on the Congo River against the British and African mercenaries and how his brothers and many others died while everyone else was in fear. The rifles made a loud bang while others fell to the ground...

Find Another Essay On The European Scramble Affected People in Africa

Imperialism and the Conquest of Africa -History of the European conquest for Africa (1870-1914) -Brief overview of Imperialism in general -Key people in the European conquest of Africa

1472 words - 6 pages affected the world, and helped to shape it into what it is today. Many of the countries and territories that currently exist today in Africa where shaped and formed by Imperialism in the late 1800s. Many of those countries are also still controlled predominantly by the same people who did over one hundred years ago. History changed our world, but some changes stay intact forever.

The Scramble for Africa Essay

1664 words - 7 pages The Scramble for Africa is one of the best examples of colonization in world history. Europe alone managed to colonize the entire African continent in a period of roughly twenty five years, spanning from 1875 to 1900. The quest for power by European nations was only one of the driving forces for this race for colonization. The geographical location and the natural resources to be exploited in certain regions of the continent were important

The Scramble for Africa

1348 words - 5 pages The scramble for Africa represents the most thorough and systematic process of colonialism in world history. The European colonial powers managed to conquer and control almost the entire continent of Africa in a short, twenty-five year period from about 1875 to 1900. Some of the European states involved were already well-established global powers; the others were up and coming nations that desired to emulate and compete with the dominant

The Scramble for Africa

703 words - 3 pages European goods in great amounts, but the couldn’t have been more wrong. European business still needed raw materials from Africa, and they soon developed cash crops. The main source of wealth in Africa was copper and tin. These demands shaped the colonies of Africa. Ignoring the claims of African ethnic groups, kingdoms, and city-states, Europeans established colonial claims. This severely damaged Africa, and the nations of the continent continue to feel the effects of the colonial presence. The scramble for Africa changed all the world in more ways that one.

European Imperialism in Africa

1547 words - 6 pages humanitarians when in reality they were making Africa a terrible place to live with brutality and harsh treatment of the African natives. The ways of the Europeans had many physical and emotional costs for the people of Africa. The imperialism process also took a toll on the people of Europe. The European imperialistic colonization in Africa was motivated by the desire to control the abundant natural resources and a desire to exploit new labor and

European Imperialism in Africa

709 words - 3 pages people by Imperialist Countries, this reducing Africans to poverty in the midst of plenty..." These acts carried out but the whites affected Africans in the colonized areas very badly.In the European/African imperialism of the nineteenth to twentieth century, both parties experienced benefits as well as negative results. Massive sums of money were lost on both sides. There was obvious economical tension at that time. More importantly, people's

European Imperialism in Africa

1372 words - 5 pages Europe, in the late 1800’s, was starting for a land grab in the African continent. Around 1878, most of Africa was unexplored, but by 1914, most of Africa, with the lucky exception of Liberia and Ethiopia, was carved up between European powers. There were countless motivations that spurred the European powers to carve Africa, like economical, political, and socio–cultural, and there were countless attitudes towards this expansion into Africa

The Impact of 19th Century European Imperialism in Africa

1134 words - 5 pages Africa among themselves, without any consent from the people who actually lived there. The tribal stratification was changed to a caste system where racial, ethnic, and religious differences were of utmost importance, as delegated by European rule. The structure and business of the African economy was directed by what the colonial powers felt was necessary. The European powers interjected in the African society and inflicted them with their

Driving Force Behind European Imperialism in Africa

901 words - 4 pages could supply, the European desire for power, and the European's reaction to the White Man's burden, they took control of almost every square mile in Africa through imperialization. One of the main reasons Europeans colonized Africa was for their useful resources. There are countless assets in the African landscape that were wanted by other nations. The European countries had access to some of the worlds most needed resources such as cotton

European Imperialism in Africa. By Nicole Robichaud

636 words - 3 pages The grade i got on this essay last year was an 89. This year my friend handed this essay in to the same teacher in the same course, and got a 93.European Imperialism in Africa"Black people could be made to be equal to white people through two gifts of European society, Christianity and commerce." This quote said by Sir David Livingston reveals his intents and thoughts on the black people of Africa. People will argue whether or not this statement

History of European Involvement in South Africa

765 words - 3 pages eighteen twenty British settlers were settled to grow produce. Slowly more European contact moved into Southern Africa bringing along their cultures and ways of life, as well as their way of speaking. The discovery of diamonds in Kimberley north of the Cape in the 1860s brought tens of thousands of people from all over the world to the area around the modern city of Kimberley. In 1871, Britain annexed the diamond fields. Between 1815 and 1930 over

Similar Essays

How The Presence Of European Explorers Affected The Conlonial Move In Africa During "The Scramble For Africa"

638 words - 3 pages servants of a Government that desires to elevate the more degraded portions of the human family."[Christopher Hibbert] They opened Africa to European civilization, creating many opportunities for Africa to modernize and to start the Scramble for Africa.ReferencesStudy notesHandouts, Booklets and Worksheets received in classBritannica EncyclopediaEncartaMy main source was some German program on TV (I live in Germany), name of program unknown.

The European Scramble For Africa Essay

1024 words - 5 pages The scramble for Africa is a significant moment in world history that demonstrated the beginning of a great transformation for the Africans. The increase of European claims of African territories during the New Imperialism period and reflected Europe’s economic, social, and military evolution. The start of the 1880s provided for European rule a small part of Africa with areas largely restricted to the coast and small inland areas along major

To What Extent Was The European ‘Scramble For Africa’ Driven By Economic Factors?

2337 words - 9 pages The ‘scramble for Africa’ was a phenomenon in the world between the years 1880-1914. The ‘dark continent’ was relatively untouched by Europeans up until this point, with few ports of control on the coasts in the west, which were remnants of the slave trade, and in the south, Britain held the Cape, taken from the Dutch during the French Revolutionary Wars. So, during a period of 30 years, it came to pass that almost the whole of Africa was taken

How Imperialism Socially Affected European Colonies In Africa

790 words - 4 pages affected European Colonies in Africa in many ways, politically, economically, but most of all Imperialism affected the European Colonies socially. The pitfall of the constant abuse and exploitation of the Natives caused the attitudes of the settlers to become less than humane. They used the children practically as ransoms, and killed many of the people who did not comply with their beliefs. This savagery would obviously have an intense negative social