Directions: Read each of the following scenarios and determine which of the three motivations for imperialism is being illustrated. The scenarios may show more than one motivation. You must explain your answers. Email your work to

1.In season 3 of The Wire, the Barksdale gang was forced to take over new street corners after the project towers that they traditionally operated in were demolished.

2. As the Spanish moved across South America they made it a priority to spread Christianity to the native people. By doing this the Spanish claimed that they were improving the lives of the people they conquered

3. Many critics of the American invasion of Iraq in 2002 claimed that the real motivation for the invasion was to take over the Iraqi oil supply.

4. Once the British gained control over India they attempted to civilize Indian culture by banning cultural and religious practices that they considered to be barbaric.