Nelson Mandela By Monica LaLena Deanna Stumpp and Joey Anselmo Africa • Afrikaners or white setters had controlled this area like the social structures known as apartheid. • This time in Africa it was controlled by Europe through imperialism. • At this time Africa was segregated and blacks were treated unequally. • The racist Africa had ended after about mid 1990s. Rise to Power • He became the president of South Africa in 1990 until 1994. • He rose to power with a combination of jobs and characteristics he was involved in with such as being a lawyer, his leadership roles and traits, and joining the ANC ( African National Congress). • He rose to power with the help of those who followed him and were willing to brake the law. • These groups also followed Gandhi's civil disobedience and non violent protests. Rise to Power Continued • He came to power right after he got out of prison for about 27 years. • He got to power so easily because the people didn’t like what was going on with the unequal rights and segregation. Beliefs • Mandela believed in the rights of his fellow people and how they should be treated equally in their country and their home land. • Though they were being pushed around by the white people because they were using Africa for its resources. • He also believed in Gandhi’s beliefs in civil disobedience( not follow things in just). Impact on Nation • Mandela had certainly made an impact on his nation. If didn’t come to power, then South Africa would still be segregated or going through racial issues today. • He also brought back the rights of the people in South Africa. • He got removed the apartheid( the legal separation of blacks and whites) from Africa. Impact on the World • As an impact to the world he had brought awareness to many people about human rights which has changed some countries due to what was happening to South Africa. Regents Questions 1. Which statement best characterizes the period of apartheid in South Africa? A. the majority of the population had the right to vote B. the Boers attempted to conquer Nigeria C. many racist ideas of the ruling minority were adopted into laws D. French was declared the official language of the nation Regents Questions Continued 2. In which way has the end of apartheid had a positive economic effect on South Africa? A. Black South African managers have increased industrial productivity throughout the nation B. the introduction of communism has led to a more equal distribution of income C. many foreign companies have resumed trading and investing in South Africa D. all profits of South Africa’s industries are now reinvested out of the country Answers 1. Correct answer is C Explanation: Apartheid was a series of laws that segregated and discriminated against the majority black population of South Africa. This policy was started and upheld by the minority white population who held all governmental power. Answers Continued Correct Answer Number: C Explanation: Since the end of Apartheid, many nations have taken a renewed interest in conducting business with the people and government of South Africa. THANKS FOR WATCHING!!