OBJECTIVES • Identify the pro-imperialism arguments. • Analyze how advocates of imperialism attempted to appeal to public opinion.
OVERVIEW OF TASK Read 6 documents written by advocates of imperialism from 4 of the most active expansionist nations: Germany Great Britain France Italy
TOPIC QUESTIONS • What were the main arguments used by each spokesman in favor of colonial expansion? • How did each attempt to appeal to public opinion? • How can their speeches and writings help us identify the principal motives and justifications for the new imperialism?
WHAT TO DO • Read document • Record answers to the following questions on binder paper and an overhead transparency • Who is the author and what is his POV? • What is the date and historical context of the document? • Who is the audience? • List all of the arguments for imperialism. • How does the author attempt to appeal to public opinion?