Today was the last lesson before the exam. We haven't had any doubt, so we have continued with the new unit: Europe in the second half on the 19th century. Today we have started with the causes of colonialism. There were three causes: economic reasons, Political reasons and democraphic reasons.
We have studied they and we have copied the definitions on our notebook from the presentation that Paqui have put on the digitalboard. This presentation help us to learn more. After we have understood this, we have started with the justification of imperialism. White people justified their ambitions saying that they had the responsability if civilizing the leasts developed territories of the colonies. This was called the civilizing 'mision' or the 'white man's heaven burden'. But this wasn't true, in reality it was racism.This ideas were based on social Darwinism. For homework we have to search information about Darwinism. On the last part of the lesson, we have studied the attitudes toward colonialism. There were three attitudes:
-Most of the people were indiferent, with any opinion.
-Politicians: the most were colonialists and the others anti-colonialism
-trade unions and socialists,
|Representations of countries on the white man's heaven burden|
Also in class we have copied some words on the glossary:
-The white man's heavy burden: ka pesada carga del hombre blanco
-Uncle Sam: Tío Sam
-To stand: Soportar
-The survival of the best fitted: La supervivencia de los mas aptos