During the impending conflicts between the Native Americans and the colonists both groups faced struggles on what actions they should take. For the English it was the decision to form alliances with the Indians. While doing this would help them get more bodies on their side as well as the opposition, it could also be a difficult choice because the English couldn’t be sure of the loyalties of the different tribes. The Native Americans also faced a difficult decision as to whether they should be allies with King Phillip or the English. One would have to weigh out the pros and cons to each side. For example the English had more powerful guns, but at the same time they had caused many problems for the Indians (Hewitt and Lawson
British East India Company played a significant yet strange part in the Indian. It was, at its inception, a commercial venture in the history of The British Empire, which was established in the year 1600 in the subcontinent. The main reason for entering the subcontinent was trade, making money and importing spices from South Asia. It was the Portuguese who used all their skills and their navigational technology to enter this great area first, and start trade in the most profitable manner they could. East India Company entered as an early and old-fashioned venture, and conducted a separate business with their private stockholders. Their approach and their trade lasted for many years until year 1657 (Farrington 5), when they made their base
As India’s modernization developed, the entire civilization of India improved remarkably. The country’s improvement of civilization is exemplified through it’s establishment of schools and law. Western education was introduced by Britain and laws were well made with courts that enforce them. (Doc 3). One should take into account the speaker of this document because Romesh Dutt is an Indian like any other, yet he praises the British for what they have done to contribute to the development of India. In addition to these establishments is Britain bringing finer ideals of humanity to India. Infanticide, the killing of female babies, was brought to a halt as well as participation in the slave trade (Doc 5). Without the interference of Britain, these inhumane actions would be prevalent throughout India and the country would suffer from a bad reputation. These
British imperialized India, by indirectly controlling India until the British thought the indians were of use for the British. When the British learned India could help them politically, economically, and socially . The British realized they couldn’t let the Indians overthrow their role so when riots started breaking out in India, Europe took harsher direct rule over India. India did not benefit from British imperialism either politically, economically, or socially.
The only thing they had an interest in was their own profit and not the well-being of Indians. Lalvani said that the British’s push to make India a great country was “superbly efficient” and maybe it was, but like Gandhi says in Document 1, “You have given us no responsibility of our own government.” The people of India never got to prove themselves; Britain was already so advanced before that, that India had no time to play catch up or stand up for themselves. Britain created the foundation for India’s various government systems (Lalvani). Out of the 960 civil offices, 900 of them had British tenants (Doc 2). So in a since it is true that Britain set up the systems but it also shows that there was an unequal say in how India should have been governed and gave no Indians any room to help. Keeping in mind the Englishmen had no genuine interest in India’s people which led to even more unjust laws natives had to comply
The British constructed an impressively efficient government along with India’s army, however the government and army were used to create unjust laws and control Indians by force. This government they created was “Superbly efficient” all Britain to control 500 million subjects across 17,000 square miles. (Dr Lalvani) This may seem impressive and beneficial to the Indians, but only 60 out of 960 government positions were actually occupied by Indians. (Document 2) This meant that Britain could do anything they to desired to India because it’s people had no control over their own government. To enforce these laws or policies britain constructed India’s armies. This laid the framework for India’s justice system, civil service and efficient police force. The soldiers were trained in new military academies, courtesy of the British. Although, the intention for creating these services were to establish an even tighter hold on India as demonstrated in the Amritsar Massacre, were the Indian army was ordered by a British commander to shoot Indians, killing 400 and wounding 12,00. (Gandhi) This showed how easily Britain could suppress and control India because India had no control over its own
India and America, now two of the largest established countries in the world, were once coerced into being pawns in a greater British Empire at on time or another. America being settled through the crown’s permission and India’s trade being influenced heavily to the point of British incorporation in the mid-1700’s. Both watched as the British stepped over to force the ruled into submission per the Crown’s benefit. America had to deal with “Taxation without representation” in which the populace was unfairly overtaxed to pay for British debts while Indians withstood attacks against their culture, religions and personal independence while having their resources syphoned out, subjecting the people to British decisions and customs without any consideration for the governed. These two scenarios not only mean different methods of gaining
With the British- came not only a new people and a foreign way of life but a foreign system also followed them, the system of colonialism (Source 8). This system was a way to obtain income by means of a policy which stated the right to, ‘practice power in extending control over weaker peoples or areas.’(Source 8).The plans of the British opposed the ideals of the Powhatan, who believed that land could not be owned-this quickly led to conflict (Source
During the period of 1689 to 1763, there had been four wars fought in Europe for control of the newly found colonies, therefore understandably tensions were high on every side of the battle field. However, the backdrop for this particular
Though it is a fact that the British in India administered an efficient government and civil services, these actions ultimately hurt the Indians because of the British dominated parliament and the administration of oppressive laws. Dr. Lalvani claims that while in power, the British governed 500 million people of diverse religions in a “superbly efficient” manor. The reason that British India was efficient was because the British held complete control. The Indian government contained only 6% of native Indian officials, while the overwhelming majority were British foreigners (Doc #2). This lead to laws that hurt the Indians and helped the British such as laws like the Salt Act that devastated Indian taxes and revenue (Doc #2). This is significant because it does not matter if the British government was effective if it oppressed the Indian majority with little representation and unfair laws.
Even though the british were a huge factor in the indian revolution the caused more bad then they didn good… the created administration over 500 million people they created indian army and trained officers on the other hand the framework to the administration did not include indians the british trained officers were used to control indian pedestrians. The british established control over 500 million diverse people (P6) the framework did not include indians for every 900 british there was only 60 indians
King Philip’s War was a rebellion against English authority. The once good relationship turned sour with the clash of cultures and shift of authority. The English armed with guns and ammunition was able to exert dominance over the Indians. This self-entitled right to rule was the cause of Indian resistance.
The East India Company was a British joint-stock company establish on the 31st of December, 1600 under the original name ‘The Company of Merchants of London trading into the East Indies.’ Over the next hundreds of years the Company set a sail attempting to find riches in trade on their journeys to these new lands. They found value in crops such as indigo, salt, cotton, silk, opium and other cash crops that the barren land of Europe lacked. This would be the company that would set sail to the land of India and dominate its soil from the middle of 1700’s to the middle of the 1800’s.
The colonization of India and the immense transfer of wealth that moved from the latter to Britain were vital to the success of the British Empire. In fact, the Viceroy of British India in 1894 called India “the pivot of our Empire …” I examine the effects of the Industrial Revolution on the subcontinent. Besides highlighting the fact that without cheap labor and raw materials from India, the modernization of Britain during this era would have been highly unlikely, I will show how colonial policy led to the privation and death of millions of natives. I conclude that while India undoubtedly benefited from British colonial rule, the negatives for the subject population far outweighed the positives.