The Salem Witch Trials Essay

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Many countries fought for the vast amount of resources encountered in Africa. Nations such as Great Britain, Germany, and France fought to colonize in Africa. The documents, after being analyzed, exposed that there were many different actions and reactions in response to the European Scramble for Africa. While some countries practiced diplomacy and nonviolent resistance, some showed that fighting back violently was also a way to resist (TH). After reviewing the documents, it is evident that some countries resorted to diplomacy as their way to resistance (Doc. 1, 2, 3). The British government wrote to the African rulers a treaty to agree they will not enter any war or contradiction that may cause further problems, and in return they would not mess with the native laws or customs of the country (Doc. 1). In order to get a further understanding of this document, it would need to be shown whether this treaty was signed by Nigeria to see whether they agreed with the standards mentioned (AD). Prempeh I, the Ashanti leader, denies the opportunity given by the British of the protection status, but still hope to keep peace with all white men (Doc. 2). Similarly, the emperor of Ethiopia, Menelik II, states that although they lost their natural boundaries to the Muslims, they will have hope that the Christian Powers will restore it or at least give them a few ports (Doc. 3). After reading this document, I noticed the point of view was very religious because the emperor of Ethiopia had faith in Jesus Christ that everything would be fine because he always had protection over them in the past (POV). Just like the documents showing diplomacy, some proved a nonviolent way of resistance (Doc. 2, 6, 8). As well as showing diplomacy, Prempeh I wrote in response to the British offer of protection status their denial and hope of any problems that may rise (Doc. 2). The Ashanti queen mother gave a speech to the chiefs simply stating that if the men weren’t willing to fight back for what is rightfully theirs, the women would step up, only in hopes of being motivational (Doc. 6). A German military officer writes about a magic medicine that will give good harvests, invulnerability, and strength to women and children, acting as hope and strength that there is no need for violence when things will remain positive (Doc. 8). Unlike diplomacy and nonviolent resistance, further review of the documents showed that some countries responded with pure violence (Doc, 4, 5, 7, 9). African veteran, Ndansi Kumalo, explains that they gave into the demands of the Europeans, but the Europeans mistreated them and turned them into slaves so they fought back with their old guns and were defeated since the Europeans had machine guns (Doc. 4). An Ethiopian painter illustrates the battle of Adowa. He