African History

This is my African History Smore.

10 Question Quiz

10 Question Quiz



  1. How many Africans were shipped over seas? - 11,863,000
  2. About what precent of slaves were imported into the Caribbean and South America?-about 90%
  3. What are some diseases/injuries that they suffered?-blindness,swelled abdominals,ect.
  4. About how many years did this slave trade last?-400 years
  5. What were most slaves traded for?-goods
  6. After what war was it illegal to buy slaves?-the Civil War
  7. What age range were most slaved men?-15-35 years old
  8. What was the average number of child born to a slave women?-9.2
  9. About how many slaves would live in each household?-6
  10. At what age did the boys start to work field jobs like the men?-age 11 to 12

How African countries got their independence

Kenya gained its independence from Britain with Jomo Kenyatta as the country's first Prime Minister. The Union Jack was replaced by the black, red and green flag of the new nation. This followed the first all inclusive elections on 27 May 1963. A whole year later Kenya was declared “Republic”. The campaign for independence in Kenya dates back to the 1940s before Kenyatta became the leader of the Kenya African Union (KAU) in 1947 and birth of the Mau Mau rebel movement. In 1952 in response to the Mau Mau rebellion, the government declared a state of emergency which lasted for eight years. During the state of emergency a number of Mau Mau operatives, including Kenyatta and Achieng Aneko were arrested. In 1953, Kenyatta was charged with leading the Mau Mau rebellion and sentenced to seven years in prison. When Kenya became a Republic on 12 December 1964, Kenyatta was named Kenya's first president, with Jaramogi Oginga Odinga as his vice-president.

Nigeria gained independence on October 1, 1960 through constitutions that were legislated by the British government. With independence looming in 1959, an election was held to elect a leader; however, no party won a majority. The National Population Commission of Nigeria (NPC) combined with the National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons (NCNC) to form a government suitable for its citizens. They elected Abubakar Tafawa Balewa of the NPC as prime minister and Azikiwe of the NCNC as governor-general. When Nigeria was made a republic in 1963, Azikiwe was made its president.

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In 1939 the National Party, supported mainly by the Afrikaners (Boers), won the national elections and started a process of moving away from British rule. There was no notable warfare or bloodshed, but a continued process of resisting British influence. In 1961, SA was granted independence from Britain and became known as the Republic of South Africa.