• Liberian history

    Brief history of Liberia summarized A brief review of the history of Liberia, an African country. Old Liberian The ancestors of the indigenous people of Liberia are believed to have migrated there between the 12th and 16th centuries. The Portuguese arrived on the coast in the 15th century and began trading in pepper, ivory and slaves. In 1816 the American Colonization Society was formed. Their goal was to resettle free black Americans in Africa. In 1822 a colony was founded on the coast. In 1824 the capital was named Monrovia in honor of United States President James Monroe. The new…

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