Ghana History Timeline

Ghana History

British Take colonize Gold Coast

1874

New Imperialism Begins

British Conquer Remaining territories

1901

Northern Gold Coast is Protectorate

World War I ends

1918

Independence Movement Begins

1920

United Gold Coast Convention Founded

1947

Kwame Nkrumah becomes independence movement leader

Colonial Government creates New Constitution

1950

Kwame Nkrumah becomes Prime Minister

1952

INDEPENDENCE!

1957

Renamed Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah is the leader.

Kwame Nkrumah suspends Constitution and Becomes Leader for Life

1964

Nkrumah Overthrown

1966

Coups

1966 - 1981

Jerry John Rawlings Takes Power

1979

Rawlings elected Head of State

1981

Rawlings re-elected

1992

Khofi Annan Secretary-General of United Nations

1997 - 2006

First Peaceful power change in Ghanaian history

2001