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Imperialism In Ghana

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli
Imperialism in Ghana
Before Imperialism
Before imperialism, there were many tribes of different people and culture. The biggest tribe was the Ashanti tribe. The Ashanti were excellent at making hand-crafted objects. 60% of Ghana were and still are Christians. People from Ghana spoke in their traditional languages before imperialism took place[After imperialism, Ghanians had made English their official language]. The Ghana were and still are nice people that have a custom, like the Greeks, to let strangers into their house right away. They are also very strict on teaching proper manners to youngsters. The Ghana peoples learned from Muslims for survival skills, too. The Ghana peoples had made their money off trade because they were on the Gold Coast...
Imperialism
Ghana had been imperialised by Britain. This time took place from 1874 to when Ghana had gained independence, 1957. Britain had imperialised this country because it was on the "Gold Coast". The Gold Coast is the part of Africa where the most gold is located. The Dutch and British had both wanted Ghana, but in 1874 the Dutch had gone away from Ghana, and Great Britain had made forts and colonies on the Gold Coast. By teaching students English in Ghanian students' schools, the British thought they were helping Ghana, and they made roads/railroads to the mines where gold had been found and dug up. Even though Britain had allowed some old tribal Kings of Ghana to have some authority, Britain put their leaders into the highest rank.
Independence
Ghana had, at last, became independent on March 6, 1957. They had been under the rule of the British for 83 years. Notice that Ghana's independence did not happen a long time ago. The Ghana peoples did NOT fight for independence. They actually sorted everything out with government and paperwork. They did not have issues with independence, as Britain had accepted their request for independence. Since then, Ghana has been prospering and has had no issues with government or any issues with independence. Ghana's government is a Constitutional Residential Republic type of government.
Ghana Currently
Currently Ghana is a very poor country. It has gotten more poor after independence. The country had gotten more poor because of a lack of education ability in schools. Since nobody has a really good education, not much difference in economic efforts can be portrayed. Today, there are some things that have influenced Ghana from Britain. They are slowly being influenced by the outside world, like countries that haven't had certain technologies.
Paragraph Question & Answers
I think imperialism can be a positive thing because other countries "give out a hand" to the countries that have not been developed fully and really do influence the people and their ways. A bad thing could be how that one side is really benefiting off of the other and both of them are not really helping each other. It's like saying that you're helping but you're just helping yourself. If I was a British prime minister in the 1800s I would support colonialism because I want my country to benifit off of others. If I was a student on an african colony at this time I would not support foreign rule because they are taking over my country and it's resources, basically.
Info Sites
http://www.africaguide.com/country/ghana/culture.htm
http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/history/
http://www.modernghana.com/news/347592/1/why-is-poverty-worse-in-ghana-after-55-years-of-in.html

Thanks to Google Images for all of the pictures.

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