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What positive changes did Europe bring to Africa?
The economic structure of African society was changed by Europeans. Cash crops were introduced to meet industrial needs of European countries. Cocoa, coffee, tea, and cotton were the main cash crops produced on a large scale. Several minerals were mined extensively.
What methods did Europeans use to control Africa?
European powers could easily take control of any source of land by using force and violence. They accomplished this by using more powerful weapons, and had the advantage of the newly invented machine gun called the Maxim gun which was invented in the 1880’s.
How did Europeans change the nature of African slaves?
How did Europeans change the nature of African slavery? The slave trade grew and the slaves became commodities with little hope to gain better treatment. Why did Asante and Oyo need to trade with Europeans to maintain power? Without wealth from European trade, they could not have defeated their neighbors.
Why did Europeans want raw materials from Africa?
Why did European nations want raw materials from Africa? During the Industrial Revolution, Europeans needed materials such as coal and metals to manufacture goods. These needs fueled Europeans’ desire for land with plentiful natural resources—resources that were available in Africa.
Why did Europeans want Africa’s natural resources?
Europeans wanted African resources like rubber and oil. They also wanted to create new markets for their goods that would lead them to great wealth for their nation. Several European industries benefited from African resources.
What did the European explorers do in Africa?
Overall, European exploration of Africa in the 17th and 18th centuries was very limited. Instead they were focused on the slave trade, which only required coastal bases and items to trade. The real exploration of the African interior would start well into the 19th century.
How did the slave trade affect African art?
Looking closer, scholars find that specific historical moments had a profound affect on African communities and their art. During the slave trade and colonization, for example, some artists created work to come to terms with these horrific events—experiences that often stripped people of their cultural, religious and political identities.
What was the impact of European trade and exploration on?
The European’s quest for economic growth and territorial expansion greatly impacted the societies of Africa, Asia and the Americas.
Who was the first person to use stone tools in Africa?
An unidentified hominin, possibly Australopithecus afarensis or Kenyanthropus platyops, created stone tools dating to 3.3 million years ago at Lomekwi in the Turkana Basin, eastern Africa. Homo habilis, residing in eastern Africa, developed another early toolmaking industry, the Oldowan, around 2.3 million years ago.