The effects of 18th and 19th century imperialism are still felt today. Africa’s borders are are a result of imperialism, the Vietnam war was a result of imperialism, Middle East borders are a result of imperialism, communist movements are a result of imperialism and the entire country of Hong Kong is in its current form as a result of imperialism.

The Essential Questions for this unit of study are: 

  1. To what extent do economic systems dictate foreign policy?
  2. To what extent did imperialism sow its own seeds of defeat?
  3. Are all cultures equal in value or are some more civilized than others? 
  4. Does imperialism still exist?

Key Understandings, Content and Concepts:

Prior to watching the above primer on 19th century imperialism above, complete this activity