What Were The Causes And Effects Of British Imperialism

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The British imperialism had a great impact on India and they wanted to establish and English speaking nation. It started in the 1600s when the East India Trade Company made its way on the trading post. The post made way for the British to export most of their goods back to Great Britain and to take over India. With the armed forces forming with Sepoys and the British army, the military was able the free India from the other European territories. By 1715 the EIC and Britain and completely taken over India after the Battle of Plassey against the French. When the British establish majority rule they took over India’s way of life. They taxed food crops, built armies that consist of the natives, and most of all converted them to English language…show more content…
One cause was for the American colonist to be completely free from the British rule. The affect that the Indian and French war made a heavy impact on Britain economically and forced American to pay new and more expensive taxes. The Sugar Act of 1764 raised taxes on sugar and molasses. The Stamp Act (1765), decided that colonial business would have an official stamp on transactions. The Townshend Act (1777) was to apply taxes to all imported glass, lead, paint, paper and tea. The colonists felt like it was an unjust and unfair practice to have “No taxation without representation” and that they were not represented by the British Parliament. King George II sent troops the America because of the boycotts of British goods. After the Boston Tea Party came the Battles of Lexington and Concord, where the colonist took up arms and prepared for battle. The Boston Massacre in 1770 was the turning point the America to gain its independence from the British. The major goal of the American Revolution was accomplished on July 4, 1776 when the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson, was accepted and America became independent from the British…show more content…
The natives felt racism, forced to learn Christianity, and didn’t have a decision in politics. Tiring from the rule of Britain, they formed the Indian National Congress in 1885 led by Mahatma Gandhi. The goal of INC was gain complete political independence from British Empire, the French and the Portuguese. This effect help form Swaraj, a self-governance type of government, which would have Indian to be independently ruled by the natives. In 1905 the Partition of Bengal, ordered by the Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon, separated the Muslims from the Hindus. This resulted in the Indian National Congress to form and started the Swadeshi movement. This movement boycotted British goods helped form the government. This movement didn’t have much effect, however, it did overturn the division of

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