The Gold Coast, now known as , is one of many civilizations of
Africa. It was a British Colony until March 6, 1957, when it became
independent as the State of .
In 1471, the Portuguese invaded this area and became involved in gold
trade, giving the region the name, The Gold Coast. They built forts to
protect their monopoly of gold trade from merchants representing other
nations. In 1642, the Dutch West India Company captured all Portuguese
strong posts and they devoted their interests in slave trading rather than
gold trading. In the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, the Gold Coast
was one of the chief West African sources of slave export. At the beginning
of the Nineteenth Century ...

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as a
result of mass rioting. In 1853, a Supreme Court was established to
maintain justice and to ensure that the citizens would obey the laws of
Britain. In 1895, municipal governments were established for the larger
towns of; Accra, Cape Coast and Sekondi.
In 1954, after many years as a British Colony, the Gold Coast wrote a
second Constitution giving over the power of running the country to native
Africans, citizens of the region. The only exception was External Accord,
Defense and Police, which were still primarily white government positions,
representing white people's interests.
The Gold Coast's industry consisted of; aluminum, oil refineries, gold
refineries, vehicle assembly, canneries, sugar production, cocoa processing,
etc. The region provided a wealth of natural resources for merchants who
cared to develop them.
There were many important leaders in Ghana. When a portion of Ghana
was known as Ashante, Ose Tutu was the founder of the Kingdom of ...

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