Decolonization - Grants Pass School District

Decolonization - Grants Pass School District

Warm Up # 34 Did the colonists behave properly during the American Revolution? Can you justify their actions? News and Notes Globalization Unit Test Wednesday, June 13th (Last full day) Cold War Retake Deadline Friday, June 1st

Current Events Project Fixes Friday, May 18th Agree or Disagree 1.Treat others the way they treat you. 2.Violence is okay if it is used to accomplish a moral goal. 3.You should follow the law.

4.Someone with more power is more likely to be right. DECOLONIZATION Unit 8 How to rid yourself of a colonial power Essential Question What events/conditions lead to the

Decolonization Movement? Nationalist Movement - Comes from the same root as nationalism - Movement to free yourselves from foreign control - Methods Vary - Peaceful Protest - Violent Uprising

- Help from other nations/revolutionaries - All out war - Movements to liberate entire regions - Through the United Nations Context for Decolonization - Age of Imperialism = European nations dominate the globe - Late 1800s 1914 (start of

WWI) - Fueled by Industrial Revolution - Various ways of ruling colonies, but all wanted to profit from indigenous peoples - Brought with them religion, laws, and customs

Triggers of Decolonization World War I and World War II Changed global policy Wilsons 14 Points at Versailles advocates for national self- determination: the rights of people in an area to determine their own form of government a free, open-minded, and absolutely impartial adjustment of all colonial claims, based upon a strict observance of the principle that, in determining all such questions of sovereignty, the

interests of the populations concerned must have equal weight with the equitable claims of the government whose title is to be determined. Really only meant it for European Nations Korean and Vietnamese leaders locked out of Versailles Triggers of Decolonization Weakened colonial powers Between 1945 2000, over 50 nations gained independence

Too much energy needed to fight the war = cant focus on colonies Changed the Natives perception of Europeans White Mans Burden concept gone Who is the savage now? European powers are not undefeatable

Spread of Ideas - European missionaries teach natives to read and write as well as translate text - Read Marx who calls for global revolution and equality - Many native leaders sent to Europe to go to school

- Set up schools - Teach Enlightenment principles and documents - Ex. Declaration of Independence Justification of Imperialism Directions 1. Read Document # 1

The Rise of Our East African Empire, 1893 2. Answer the Questions that follow Vocab Deficit Spending more than the

money that you make. Subsidies Money given by the government to help businesses survive. Crash Course: Decolonization (if time)

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