Compare Imperialism in Africa

Compare 2 maps related to Africa during the long 19th century.  The first is a map of pre-colonial Africa in 1800 (  The second is a Map of Africa in 1912. (

Make sure you read the map titles and explanatory notations, then the position of borders, and the legend (or key).

Once you have examined the maps, write an essay (300-500 words) that answers the following:

Why was there such a scramble by Europeans for colonies in Africa?  What had changed that made colonization more likely?  Who colonized what regions and what did that mean for the people of those regions?

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