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Liberia (Liberia) (search for this): entry liberia
atly improved by drainage, and the fatal African fever is now less frequent in Liberia than anywhere on the adjoining coasts. All tropical fruits and vegetables grorly all killed or driven into the wild surrounding country. The government of Liberia is modelled on that of the United States, and consists of a president, electedcitizens can hold real estate, and only negroes can be citizens. The state of Liberia is divided into four counties, and these again into townships. There are a nuis Monrovia, the capital, a city of about 13,000 inhabitants. The republic of Liberia owes its origin to the American Colonization Society, which was organized abou interest has been paid on the public debt since 1874. It cannot be said that Liberia has been a success, socially or politically. The negroes in the United States A number of missions have been carried on among the aboriginal inhabitants of Liberia for many years. The American Methodist Episcopal mission dates from 1833, the
Monrovia (Liberia) (search for this): entry liberia
dent has a cabinet of six members, appointed as in the United States. Slavery is forbidden in the republic, military service is obligatory on all citizens between the ages of sixteen and fifty, and the right of suffrage can only be exercised by those owning real estate. None but citizens can hold real estate, and only negroes can be citizens. The state of Liberia is divided into four counties, and these again into townships. There are a number of small towns, but the only large place is Monrovia, the capital, a city of about 13,000 inhabitants. The republic of Liberia owes its origin to the American Colonization Society, which was organized about 1811, and in 1817 sent a committee to the coast of Africa to select a site for a colony of freed negroes. The Sherbro Islands were first chosen, but the first colony sent out, in 1820, not being satisfied there, was removed to Cape Mesurado in 1822. Here a limited territory was purchased from the natives, which was subsequently enlarged
United States (United States) (search for this): entry liberia
a population estimated at 1,068,000, all of the African race. Of these, 18,000 are natives of America, and the remainder aboriginal inhabitants. The land along the coast is sterile, but in the intven into the wild surrounding country. The government of Liberia is modelled on that of the United States, and consists of a president, elected for two years; a congress, composed of a senate of eigears; also a supreme court. The president has a cabinet of six members, appointed as in the United States. Slavery is forbidden in the republic, military service is obligatory on all citizens betweized as a sovereign state by Great Britain, and later by various Continental powers, but the United States did not grant it this honor until 1861. In August, 1871, the republic laid the foundation ocannot be said that Liberia has been a success, socially or politically. The negroes in the United States do not seem to take much interest in it, and immigration to its shores is but slight. The g
England (United Kingdom) (search for this): entry liberia
stitution adopted. The first president was Joseph Jenkins Roberts, who served for four terms. The republic was immediately recognized as a sovereign state by Great Britain, and later by various Continental powers, but the United States did not grant it this honor until 1861. In August, 1871, the republic laid the foundation of a public debt by contracting a loan of $500,000 at 7 per cent. interest, to be redeemed in fifteen years. This money was borrowed in England by the president of the republic, and the charge that he had appropriated a large part of it to his own use caused a popular revolt on his return, which removed him from office and caused his interest on which largely exceeds the principal. In 1898 the Liberians sought closer relations with the United States government, with the ultimate view of being better able to resist an alleged threatened movement on the part of Germany and Great Britain to secure possession of their territory for their own trade aggrandizement.
Joseph Jenkins Roberts (search for this): entry liberia
e first colony sent out, in 1820, not being satisfied there, was removed to Cape Mesurado in 1822. Here a limited territory was purchased from the natives, which was subsequently enlarged by further purchases. At first the government was carried on by the officers of the Colonization Society, but gradually the share of the people in their own rule was made greater. A declaration of independence was made by the colonists in 1847, and a constitution adopted. The first president was Joseph Jenkins Roberts, who served for four terms. The republic was immediately recognized as a sovereign state by Great Britain, and later by various Continental powers, but the United States did not grant it this honor until 1861. In August, 1871, the republic laid the foundation of a public debt by contracting a loan of $500,000 at 7 per cent. interest, to be redeemed in fifteen years. This money was borrowed in England by the president of the republic, and the charge that he had appropriated a large
n the ages of sixteen and fifty, and the right of suffrage can only be exercised by those owning real estate. None but citizens can hold real estate, and only negroes can be citizens. The state of Liberia is divided into four counties, and these again into townships. There are a number of small towns, but the only large place is Monrovia, the capital, a city of about 13,000 inhabitants. The republic of Liberia owes its origin to the American Colonization Society, which was organized about 1811, and in 1817 sent a committee to the coast of Africa to select a site for a colony of freed negroes. The Sherbro Islands were first chosen, but the first colony sent out, in 1820, not being satisfied there, was removed to Cape Mesurado in 1822. Here a limited territory was purchased from the natives, which was subsequently enlarged by further purchases. At first the government was carried on by the officers of the Colonization Society, but gradually the share of the people in their own rul
sixteen and fifty, and the right of suffrage can only be exercised by those owning real estate. None but citizens can hold real estate, and only negroes can be citizens. The state of Liberia is divided into four counties, and these again into townships. There are a number of small towns, but the only large place is Monrovia, the capital, a city of about 13,000 inhabitants. The republic of Liberia owes its origin to the American Colonization Society, which was organized about 1811, and in 1817 sent a committee to the coast of Africa to select a site for a colony of freed negroes. The Sherbro Islands were first chosen, but the first colony sent out, in 1820, not being satisfied there, was removed to Cape Mesurado in 1822. Here a limited territory was purchased from the natives, which was subsequently enlarged by further purchases. At first the government was carried on by the officers of the Colonization Society, but gradually the share of the people in their own rule was made gr
ony of freed negroes. The Sherbro Islands were first chosen, but the first colony sent out, in 1820, not being satisfied there, was removed to Cape Mesurado in 1822. Here a limited territory was purchased from the natives, which was subsequently enlarged by further purchases. At first the government was carried on by the officers of the Colonization Society, but gradually the share of the people in their own rule was made greater. A declaration of independence was made by the colonists in 1847, and a constitution adopted. The first president was Joseph Jenkins Roberts, who served for four terms. The republic was immediately recognized as a sovereign state by Great Britain, and later by various Continental powers, but the United States did not grant it this honor until 1861. In August, 1871, the republic laid the foundation of a public debt by contracting a loan of $500,000 at 7 per cent. interest, to be redeemed in fifteen years. This money was borrowed in England by the preside
es did not grant it this honor until 1861. In August, 1871, the republic laid the foundation of a public debt by contracting a loan of $500,000 at 7 per cent. interest, to be redeemed in fifteen years. This money was borrowed in England by the president of the republic, and the charge that he had appropriated a large part of it to his own use caused a popular revolt on his return, which removed him from office and caused his imprisonment. No interest has been paid on the public debt since 1874. It cannot be said that Liberia has been a success, socially or politically. The negroes in the United States do not seem to take much interest in it, and immigration to its shores is but slight. The government is but feebly administered, and there is much internal disorder. For all this, it is only fair to add that the state shows an appreciation of education and religion, and a desire to stand well in the opinion of civilized nations. A number of missions have been carried on among the
is but slight. The government is but feebly administered, and there is much internal disorder. For all this, it is only fair to add that the state shows an appreciation of education and religion, and a desire to stand well in the opinion of civilized nations. A number of missions have been carried on among the aboriginal inhabitants of Liberia for many years. The American Methodist Episcopal mission dates from 1833, the American Episcopal mission from 1834, and the American Baptists from 1835. Others have been later established. In August, 1898, an arrangement for the settlement of the foreign debt was undertaken, but at the time of writing nothing practical had been accomplished. The ordinary revenue of the republic has been for years insufficient to meet the cost of administration, and the republic has an internal debt, the interest on which largely exceeds the principal. In 1898 the Liberians sought closer relations with the United States government, with the ultimate vie
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