Old/New Imperialism Timeline

Main

1480s Portuguese arrive in Africa.

1480 - 1490

1500-1800 Old Imperialism

1500 - 1800

1817-1914 New Imperialism/Industrial Revolution Scramble for Africa

1817 - 1914

1870-1908 King Leopold

1870 - 1908

Leopold was forced to sell his claim.

1870

King Leopold from Belgium takes over the Congo River Basin.

1870

Specific Dates

Families and children were traded and the population declined drastically.

1526

1526Slavery was common in Africa especially the Democratic Republic of the Congo

1526

1800 Slave Trade ends and under Leader Muhammed Ali.

1800

His grandson Ismail Egypt grew to be the Strongest Muslim State.

1800

1840 New Arrivals in Eastern Africa

1840

Dr. David Livingston, Scottish Missionary and Journalist Henry Stanley

1840

1884 The Berlin Conference

1884

Africa is carved out without any regard to the people living there.

1884

1909 African National Congress was established to promote rights for Africans.

1909

1910 Struggle against Apartheid; an independent South Africa begins.

1910