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Colonialism in Ghana

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Transcript of Colonialism in Ghana

Colonialism In...
By Jonathan Cho, Wendy Cho, Ji Hyun Lee, Sandy Lee, Roy Oh
GHANA
British
1874 - 1957
How did Ghana become a British colony?
Colonization in Ghana
Life in Colony
What were the aims of
British indirect rule?
Perspectives of Colonial Officials
Answer To Central Question
How Did Ghana Gain Independence?
ME DAA SI!
Questions?
Perspectives of Ghanaian
Ghana?
Capital: Accra
Language: Twi
Coast of West Africa
Long history of international trade
Ghana - Good trading center
British - Trading country & had strong power of trading
Asante - Africa state that had dominated trade in Gold Coast

The British wanted to protect their merchants from the Asante
In 1850, the British formalized their control of the coastal region (Gold Coast)
"Colonial Protectorate"

British took control of African colonies
British governed Ghana by
indirect rule
Gave African leaders new roles as colonial administrators
Class
Merchants
Traditional leaders
Professionals (doctors & lawyers)
Teachers (familiar with Western culture & politics)

-
All profits from trade
belonged to British
- Africans had little power in governing
- Most of the power was held by the British
[The British believed if there are traditional leaders, there will be less resistance among the citizens. ]

"For the country's
(Britain) benefit"
Take control over trading
British wanted to portray it as a fair system
[The rule limited participation. The British used traditional leaders to control. Elected leaders needed to respect people.]
Good communication
Respects tradition, civilized Ghana
Traditional leaders are chosen by Africans
Some African rules applied

References
Leaders are not Ghana's side
Used educated people to separate with Ghana
Will lose national independence forever
Must struggle for liberty
Led to slavery and lives ruined
African soldiers pressured colonial government
In 1947, leaders formed United Gold Coast Congress
UGCC split to CPP
CPP won the election over British
March 6, 1957, the independent state of Ghana
Images:
http://www.unmultimedia.org/photo/detail.jsp?id=884/88452&key=0&query=88452&lang=en&sf=
http://www.ghana.gov.gh/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convention_People%27s_Party
http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/images/g/gh_gc.gif
http://www.ghanaisgood.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/map-of-ghana_africa.jpg
http://www.allposters.com/-sp/British-Troops-Landing-on-Gold-Coast-1873-Anglo-Ashanti-Wars-Ghana-Posters_i12011723_.htm
http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/republic/polit_hist.php
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_Coast_(British_colony)
Quotes
: William Ormsby-gore, Hugh Charles Clifford, James Marshall, Frederick Gordon Guggisberg, The Coast leaer, The African Morning Post
Information:
http://www.ghana.gov.gh/
The Choices Program

Organization:
Jonathan Cho, Wendy Cho, Roy Oh, Ji Hyun Lee
Political Cartoon:
Sandy Lee
Prezi by:
Ji Hyun Lee




Roles
By: Sandy Lee
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