AFA week 9 - On this weeks reading on the founding of...

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On this week’s reading on the founding of Liberia the article covers milestone events in the eighteen hundreds that contributed to the formation of Liberia as a colony and its road to independence as a self- governing state. First off, the motivation behind the founding of Liberia was dominated by the United States domestic politics regarding slavery, race, and foreign policy during the early 1800’s. In 1816 the American Colonization Society (ACS) was founded and compromised of a range of people from abolitionists to slaveholders. The ACS was founded to deal with problem of growing population of free blacks, with a resolution geared towards creating a colony outside of the U.S to home the growing population of free blacks in the states. In 1818 went to check out territory and began moving new settlers to the area immediately, local tribes were not pleased with the situation and attacked recurrently. In 1824 the settlers built protection to
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Unformatted text preview: President James Monroe. Monroe gained capital from United States government for project establishment, forming the second black republic in Africa. ²he following years other colonies conTnued to send new se³lers to the land, parTcularly following the end of the trans-AtlanTc slave trade. In 1838 se³lements came together and became one; for the most part the se³lers a³empted to maintain the culture carried over from the United States and did not a³empt to integrate with the surrounding naTve socieTes. ²he U.S. iniTally provided moderate ´nancial support but as the colony grew so did the economic sector and in 1847 Liberia declared its independence from the ACS launching a self-governing state with its own commerce and poliTcs. London was the ´rst to extend regards to the new naTon by signing a treaty of commerce and friendship....
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  • Spring '13
  • Stewart
  • Slavery in the United States, Liberia, James Monroe, American Colonization Society, new settlers

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