Unit 15 - Imperialism

  • Unit 15: Imperialism

    New Imperialism refers to the colonial expansion adopted by Europe's powers, the United States and, later, Japan during the 19th and early 20th centuries; expansion took place from the early 19th century until World War I approximately 1830 to 1914. The period is distinguished by an unprecedented pursuit of overseas territorial acquisitions. These acquisitions were often fueled by a desire to attain power and, more importantly, resources. As a result of the Industrial Revolution, natural resources were in high demand in the industrialized nations.