Imperialism timeline



1600 - 1800

Powers motivated by, "Gold, God and glory."


1830 - 1914

Started with the French overtake of Algeria and ended with WWI

Opium Wars

1839 - 1860

Wars between Asia and Britain, the first one 1839-1842 and the second one 1856-1860

Treaty of Nanking

1842 - 1856

The treaty that stopped the first Opium war, was broken thus starting the second one

Cape Colony

1850 - 1851

Britain owned it

Sepoy Mutiny

1857 - 1858

The Sepoy of the British trading company's workers rebelled against the bosses

Doc. David Livingstone

1858 - 1871

Scottish Pioneer with the London Missionaries that explored Africa.

H.M Stanley

1871 - 1877

Welsh American journalist and explorer famous for his exploration of central Africa and his search for Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone.

Leopold II

1874 - 1875

Conquered a lot of Africa for the Dutch

Belgian Congo

1874 - 1908

King Leopold II was gaining economic success as the Congo region had a large supply of raw materials such as rubber and a labor force that could be easily exploited.

Social Darwinism

1877 - 02/14/2013

Boer War

1880 - 1902

The British and the Dutch fought over the territories Orange Free State and the Transvaal Republic


1880 - 1902

Two wars that the British fought against the Dutch for Orange Free State and the Transvaal Republic

Scramble for Africa

1881 - 1914

invasion, occupation, colonization, and annexation of African countries by the European imperial powers during the New Imperialism


1882 - 1956

Britain held power in the country

Berlin Conference

1884 - 1885

Regulated European colonization and trade in Africa

Cecil Rhodes

1889 - 1890

Helped create treaties for Britain to use so they could own a territory, while he gathered minerals

First Sino-Japanese War

1894 - 1895

War between China and Japan over control of Korea

Kruger Telegram

January 3 1896 - January 4 1896

congratulated the president on repelling the Jameson Raid, a sortie by 600 British irregulars from Cape Colony

Rudyard Kipling

1897 - 1899

Wrote two poems "Recessional" and "White Mans Burden" against the imperialism of the time.

Boxer rebellion

1898 - 1901

Yihetuan Movement, was an anti-foreign, proto-nationalist movement by the Righteous Harmony Society

Fashoda Incident

1898 - 1899

the climax of imperial territorial disputes between Britain and France in Eastern Africa

Battle of Omdurman

september 2 1898 - 1899

Army commanded by the British Gen. Sir Herbert Kitchener defeated the army

White Man's Burden

1899 - 1900

Saying that the white man's burden is to carry the people who's land they conquered