W CS 12

Imperialism (1800-1914)

The industrialized nations embarked upon a competition for overseas empires that had profound implications for the entire
world. This “new imperialism” focused on the underdeveloped world and led to the domination and exploitation of Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Content Statement

12. The consequences of imperialism were viewed differently by the colonizers and the colonized.

Content Elaborations

Dramatic differences in viewpoints existed between the European colonizers and those they colonized. Different viewpoints between these two groups included the extension of Western cultural practices vs. loss of traditions and modernization vs. breakup of past institutions.

Expectations for Learning

Describe how the consequences of imperialism were viewed differently by the colonizers and the colonized.