Liberi A Country 's Country Essay

703 Words Aug 17th, 2015 3 Pages
Liberia is the sole country in Africa that was colonized by the United States this is the same country that in the past 20 years has been ravaged by war and disease. Can this country come back from a civil war and the devastation of the Ebola virus disease over the past year Liberia has been an outbreak of Ebola virus which has sent the countries health care system reeling. The country has made some strides it is the first country in Africa to elect a woman as president but with all the strides in that have been made can Liberia rebuild their government. Can essential services such as power and electricity be implemented all over the country? Can Liberia survive and rebuild the country? This paper will take a look at those issues to see if they can.
Liberia is a country in West Africa that lies on coast near the Atlantic Ocean. The name Liberia comes from the Latin word "liber” and it means free and refers to the nation 's origin as a colony of free blacks repatriated to Africa from the United States in the early nineteenth century. It was settled in 1833 by a group of North American freed slaves sponsored by the Maryland Colonization Society. The project had particular interest for Maryland as the American state with the largest number of free African Americans. With financial assistance from local chapters, churches, and the legislatures of Border States, the society paid for the transportation of freed slaves and free-born African Americans to a designated site in…

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