Liberia

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In History
  • Formation of the American Colonization Society

    Formation of the American Colonization Society
    Henry Clay, a founder of the ACS, said, "unconquerable prejudice resulting from their color, they never could amalgamate with the free whites of this country. It was desirable, therefore, as it respected them, and the residue of the population of the country, to drain them off."
  • First Freed American Slaves settle in Liberia

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    The ACS governed the colony that would become Liberia

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    Approximately 15,000 freed American slaves had settled in Liberia

  • The Republic of Liberia declared its independence from the US.

    The Republic of Liberia declared its independence from the US.
  • Joseph Jenkins "J.J." Roberts becomes Liberia's first President

    Joseph Jenkins "J.J." Roberts becomes Liberia's first President
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    The True Whig Party controls Liberia's government

    Upon the collapse of the Republican party the True Whip Party governed Liberia until the assination of William R. Tolbert Jr.
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    886 Liberians immigrated to the United States

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    2,081 Liberians immigrated to the United States

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    Presidency of William R. Tolbert Jr.

    He was killed in his sleep during a coup d'etat led by Sergent Samuel Doe
  • The murder of President Tolbert

    The murder of President Tolbert
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    The Rule of Samuel Doe

  • 1,175 Liberians immigrated to the United States

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    First Liberian Civil War

  • 2,004 Liberians immigrated to the United States

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    13,458 Liberians immigrate to the United States

  • Doe is killed by Prince Johnson's INPFL

    Doe is killed by Prince Johnson's INPFL
  • Charles Taylor is elected President

    Charles Taylor is elected President
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    Presidency of Charles Taylor

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    Second Liberian Civil War

  • Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is elected President

    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is elected President