rubber transform the lives of Congolese within the Congo Free State

Prompt #2: How did rubber transform the lives of Congolese within the Congo Free State?


Congo Free State Part 2: To Fully Answer the Prompt, students must provide a 1-2 sentence thesis to the highlighted prompt above and THEN respond to all parts of the following subquestions.


Identify the new technologies that created global demand for rubber.


How did rubber companies gain access to King Leopold II’s personal colony (the Congo Free State)? How did these companies compel the Congolese to work for them and meet daily/weekly quotas?


Using at least two fully sourced primary sources from your assigned readings, explain how the Congolese responded to Belgium and European imperialism.

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