The bond of 1844 was a peace agreement signed by Commander Hill on behalf of the British government and the people of Southern Ghana.
In three (3) sentences describe the terms of 'the Bond of 1844'
The bond of 1844 was signed by Commander Hill and eight fante chiefs who came from Assin, Denkyira, Abora, Anumabu and Cape Coast. Later eleven other chiefs signed the treaty who were the chiefs of Dixcove, Wassa, Fiase, Gomoa and James Town, Accra.
Write down two of the effects of 'the Bond of 1844'
1. It formally brought Gold Coast under British Colonial rule
2. It brought a stop to inhuman practices such as human sacrifice.
What is the Poll Tax Ordinace of 1852
The poll tax ordinance of 1852 was a law passed in 1852 by the British with the support of the chiefs to compel the people of Southern Ghana to pay a levy of one shilling each per year to enable them pay people who worked for them
Give two reasons why the Poll Tax Ordinance failed.
1. The tax was collected by people who were selected by the British.
2. The people said their chiefs did not tell them before the law was passed.
State four effects of the Poll tax ordinance
1. In the first year the governor had £7500 which was used to govern the Colony.
2. Finally it led to the formation of the Fante Conferation.
3. It made our chieftaincy institution to become corrupt
4. Our chiefs lost respect as their subjects said they did not tell them before the law was passed
What was the fante conferation
The fante conferation which was formed in 1868 was one of the resistance movements to the growth of British Influence in Ghana
State two reasons for the formation of the Fante Confederation.
1.The interference of the British into the affairs of the coastal people
2. To protest against paying of the levies imposed on them.