Origins of a democratic government
Moving toward Independence
While the Gold Coast had many resources , most of its people were poor. Nkrumah believed that the people should benefit from the wealth of their own country , so he began traveling all over the country to convince the people to de,and independence from Great Britain.
Traditional Government in Ghana
The Akan are the largest ethnic group in Ghana. When the akan give power to a new leader , they also give a warning. The Akans are democratic since the people have control over who rules the.
In 1874 , great Britain made the Gold Coast a colony and tried to control the economy.
The British also built schools in the Gold Coast.
Nkrumah became the leader of the new country and later, the president.
Nine years after being carried through the streets as a hero, Nkrumah was thrown out of office by a military coup , or takeover.