Jules Ferry

Category: History

Jules Ferry was Prime Minister of France as that nation launched its imperial expansion.  In a debate with member of the French Parliament, Ferry Defends the decision to expand.  Read his remarks and respond to the following questions in a 2-3 page essay:

  1. According to Ferry, what recent developments in world trade have made it urgent for France to have colonies?
  2. What arguments against imperialism have been raised by Ferry’s critics?  How does he counter them?
  3. What non-economic arguments does Ferry offer in favor of imperialism?


Please note that all of the information you need to complete the assignment can be found in the article at this web site. It is not necessary to do any further research.This assignment is to be submitted to the Week 1 Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.

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