A Brief History of Liberia

A Brief History of Liberia

The History of Liberia and some interesting facts about Liberia.

Map of LiberiaLiberia was founded by free African-Americans slaves from the United States in 1820. An initial group of 86 immigrants, who came to be called Americo-Liberians, established a settlement in Christopolis now call Monrovia, named after U.S. President James Monroe on 6 February 1820.

Between 1821 and 1867 the American Colonization Society resettled over 10,000 free slaves. They control the Commonwealth of Liberia until independence in 1847.

Politically, the country was a one-party state ruled by the True Whig Party TWP. An American citizen Joseph Jenkins Roberts, born and raised in America became Liberia’s first President.

The American every thing in the country, holding onto the country vast natural resources and restricted the voting rights of the indigenous population until 1980 when the true sons of the land led by Master Sergeant Samuel Kanyon Doe ends Americo-Liberian domination by a military coup.

Doe’s forces executed President William R. Tolbert and several officials of his government, mostly of Americo-Liberian descent. One hundred and thirty-three years of Americo-Liberian political domination ended with the formation of the People’s Redemption Council (PRC). Read Full Story Here.

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