Nelson Mandela
By Monica LaLena Deanna
Stumpp and Joey Anselmo
• 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.
• Mandela believed in the rights of his fellow
people and how they should be treated
equally in their country and their home
• 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
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
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
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
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
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.

Nelson Mandela