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  1. Complete a haiku about imperialism • 5 syllables • 7 syllables • 5 syllables Do Now – Wednesday, November 6th

  2. November 6, 1860 – Abraham Lincoln is elected President Inspirational History

  3. Asian Imperialism SWBAT understand imperialism’s effects in Asia and the events that led to the Opium Wars and Boxer Rebellion in China

  4. Chinese looked down on all foreigners • Qing Emperor felt they had everything they needed (self sufficient) • Little interest in trading with the West • Europeans desperately wanted to get into Asian market • Europeans began smuggling opium into China for nonmedical use • 12 million Chinese addicted to opium China

  5. Opium Den

  6. Chinese Emperor attempted to stop trafficking of opium • Britain refused • Britain’s advanced ships easily defeated Chinese • Chinese lose war and Hong Kong is given to the British Opium War

  7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMGmCXpJg6A Youtube – Opium Wars

  8. Sphere of Influence

  9. Chinese finally began reforming their industry • Europeans took advantage of this – fought China – won – took something from them by treaty • US feared being cut out of China and demanded open-door policy Resistance to Change

  10. Chinese people embarrassed by loss of power • They were tired of privileges to foreigners • Secret organization formed – “The Boxers” • Surrounded European section of Beijing • Siege failed when multinational force defeated Boxers • Led to nationalism and reform in China Boxer Rebellion