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
- Slavery in the United States, Liberia, James Monroe, American Colonization Society, new settlers