choose one of the two topics below for your initial post.
Topic A: Colonialism
There were three main motives for colonialism – economic dominance, civilizing mission, and international prestige. Using specific examples, explain:
How these motives were used.
How the different motives complemented and conflicted with each other.
The justifications of these practices.
The results of these practices.
Topic B: Industrial Revolution and Imperialism
What economic and technological changes occurred during the Industrial Revolution? What changes did the middle class experience as a result of the Industrial Revolution? What changes did the working class experience as a result of the revolution? How did the revolution impact other parts of the world? What improved as a result of the revolution? What got worse?
Respond to two classmates’ posts by Day 7. In your responses to others, you must address at least one classmate who chose a topic other than the one you chose. Identify something from your classmate’s post that changed your perception of the topic or explain how your perception of the topic is different. Your responses should strive to open up the possibility for further discussion and bring in new information or perspectives on the topic.