Ghana

By: Posey Latimer

GHANA became wealthy

Ghana was created when groups of farmers banded together.Ghana became a powerful state only when it gained control of valuable trade routes.

Through its control of trade, Ghana built an empire.

With so many traders passing through their lands, they made money by forcing traders to pay taxes.Ghana protected traders with its army. Traders were not afraid to travel to Ghana.

Empire

Expansion of the Empire

To keep order in the empire, conquered kings were allowed to keep much of their power. They acted as governors of their territories.The empire of Ghana reached its peak under Tunka Manin.