British Empire- bad and good

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  • British Empire
    • An 'empire': a collection of colonies ruled over by a single monarch or ruling power- 'mother country'
    • The British began to establish overseas colonies in the 16th century
    • By 1783 Britain had a large empire, with colonies in America and the West Indies
    • This 'first British Empire' came to end after the American Revolution
      • 19th century, the British built a second worldwide empire, based on British sea-power, India, and huge conquests in Africa
    • An 'imperialist': Someone who engaged actively to gain more territory for their country
    • GOOD POINTS ABOUT THE EMPIRE:
      • British built 2300 miles of road and 2900 miles of railway
      • Land used for farming incr'd from 400,000 acres-> 3.2 mil acres
      • Schools= 170->2900, Hospitals=      0 ->65
      • Brains and money transformed India
      • Improv. in sanitation, transport, famine=       disappeared, thought-out relief work
    • BAD POINTS ABOUT THE EMPIRE:
      • 1857: Indian mutiny (at Lucknow), indians killed british
      • Became rascist
      • British govern' took India's money
      • Kept important jobs for themselves
      • Indians kept in slavery
      • Act 'insultingly' towards Indians
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