American Republican Party (Liberia) founded in 1848 by African Americans
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The Republican Party 0f Liberia, is a political party founded after the founding of Liberia in 1848. It was known to be made up primarily of African Americans who had mixed African, American and European ancestry.The Republic of Liberia began as a settlement of the American Colonization Society (ACS), who believed black people would face better chances for freedom in Africa than in the United States. The country declared its independence on July 26, 1847. The United Kingdom was the first country to recognize Liberia's independence. The U.S. did not recognize the Federal Republic Liberia's independence until during the American Civil War on February 5, 1862. Between January 7, 1822 and the American Civil War, more than 15,000 freed and free-born African Americans who faced legislated limits in the U.S., and 3,198 Afro-Caribbeans, relocated to the settlement.The black colonist carried their culture and tradition with them to the Federal Republic of Liberia. The Liberian constitution and flag were modeled after those of the U.S. On January 3, 1848, Joseph Jenkins Roberts, a wealthy, free-born African American from Virginia who settled in Liberia, was elected as Liberia's first president after the people proclaimed independence.
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