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Notes Africa 11
Africa notes 11/11/11
Who did Great Britain send to occupy Africa?
Who did Stanley grab up a ton of land for?
King Leopold II of Belgium
Who did France send to pick up territory in Africa?
What land did King Leopold II ownin Africa?
the 2nd largest country in Africa (Congo)
How did they decide to split of Africa in a civil way in 1885?
they held a conference in Berlin Germany
Why was an American president present at the conference in Germany for dividing Africa?
because they wanted to be able to trade with Africa?
Which American president was at the Conference to divide Africa?
What queen gave what mount to what other significant leader? and why
Keizer of Germany
a birthday gift
What was the time frame in which Africa was occupied?
Who did King Leopold sell his farm in Africa to?
his country, Belgium
How much did King Leopold sell his farm to Belgium for?
94 million dollars
What area became independent in 1960? How many college graduates were their in the country?
What kind of government did the Congo turn into when they became independent?
Who did the German leave to control their areas of Africa?
the German military
How did the French first start try to change the African people into Frenchmen?
forcing them to be like the French
When assimilation didn't work, what did the French do to try to change the Africans to Frenchmen?
took some Africans to France and had them live there and then sent them back to influence the rest in Africa
What are some characteristics of Bruce?
How long was Bruce married?
9 months and then his wife died
Why did Bruce go to Morocco?
to learn about Islam and Languages
What language in particular did Bruce learn about in Morocco?
On Bruce's way back from where did he get sick?
on his way back from Abyssinia
How did Bruce learn about medicine?
He learned from the doctor who treated him when he was sick
What epidemic was Abyssinia experiencing when Bruce got there?
a small pox episode
How did Bruce escape Ethiopia when he needed to get away from how much they loved him there?
The Nile river all the way back to Cairo
How do we know about Bruce's explorations?
he wrote them all down in a book
How did they get steak in Ethiopia?
they cut the steak out of the cow and then let him heal so they could use more of the meat without it spoiling
What did the London Times do to Bruce's journal of explorations?
They said that none of it was true.
they were run by Jesuits
What did Park answer the London Times ad to do?
to find the Niger river and Timbuktu
How did Park get into Africa?
He went through the Ghana River
How was Park rescued his first time in Africa?
Arab slave owners saved him
What did Park do the 2nd time he went to Africa?
He brought a group of 30 other people with him
What serious mistake did Park make with the locals?
after he found the Niger river he was so scared of the natives that he shot at them anytime he saw them
How close did Park get to Timbuktu without even realizing it?
within 10 miles
How did Park die?
He was killed by the natives in Africa
Who found the source of the Niger river?
The Lander Brothers
Who were the Lander Brothers?
servants from London
Who ended up showing the Europeans Timbuktu?
the Arab slave traders
Which famous explorers went to Africa looking for the source of the Nile?
Burton and Speke
How far did Burton and Speke make it before Burton got really sick?
the made it to Lake Tanganyika
How did Burton and Speke know that Lake Tanganyika was not the source of the Nile?
every river went into the lake but none streamed out of it
What Lake did Speke decide was the source of the Nile river?
Where did Burton and Speke have to stop when Burton was too sick to go on?
What did Speke promise Burton when Speke when on ahead of Burton back to Europe?
that he wouldn't tell the source of the Nile to anyone until Burton got back
Where did Burton go when he found out he had been betrayed by Speke?
He and his wife went to France
What did Burton challenge Speke to?
How did Speke die?
He accidentally shot himself when he was hunting
What did everyone think about Speke's death?
that he killed himself because he couldn't face Burton in the debate
Who was famous for being a missionary to Africa?
how many trips to Africa did Livingstone make?
Why does Dr. Jenkinson not like Livingstone?
cause he would get his wife pregnant everytime he came back from Africa then leave to go back
didn't take care of his family
What did Livingstone try to find?
the source of the Nile
What famous feature in Africa did Livingstone name?
Who do they send to Africa to find Livingstone?
Henry Morton Stanley
Who was Henry Morton Stanley?
a newspaper man
How does Stanley go into Africa?
the Congo River
How does Stanley know to look in Lake Tanganyika for Livingstone?
cause some locals told him that a white man was running around that area
How long does Stanley try to convince Livingstone to come back to England with him?
What did the tribal people do to Livingstone's body when he died?
they cut out his heart and sent the rest of the body back to England
Where is Livingstone's body burried?