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The British established a colony at Freetown in 1787 for slaves returning to Africa from GreatBritain and the United States and for slaves rescued from shipwrecks The land of originalsettlement where the city later developed was purchased from local chiefsThe Sierra Leone Company formed in 1791 administered the settlement until 1808 when itbecame a crown colony Britain set up a protectorate over the hinterland of Freetown in 1896 TheBritish were relatively nice towards the people of Sierra Leone While they provided what theycould for the colony they also illegally smuggled the nations diamonds to other countries Thefirst elections for the legislative council were held under the constitution of 1924 In 1950 theNational Council of Sierra Leone was formed by the Creole Krio elite with the purpose ofpreserving and continuing the elevated status that the Krios enjoyed in the country One year laterMilton Margai helped form the Sierra Leone Peoples Party Harris pg 247 The ministerialsystem was introduced in 1953 and Sir Milton Margai a former physician and leader of the SierraLeone Peoples Party SLPP was appointed chief minister in 1954 and prime minister in 1960Sierra Leone gained independence on April 27 1961 Their independence did not have to befought for it was simply given to them by the British Following the elections of 1962 Margairemained Prime Minister Margai died in 1964 and was succeeded by his half-brother AlbertMargai Cutter pg 60 In 1967 as a result of fake elections in which Siaka Stevens leader of theAll Peoples Congress APC was elected prime minister the army staged a coup dtat andorganized a National Reformation Council NRC After another army revolt in 1968 civiliangovernment was restored and Stevens returned to power Sierra Leone was declared a republic onApril 19 1971 and Stevens was sworn in as executive president Opposition to the governmentwas gradually eliminated in elections held in May 1973 the APC was unopposed In 1975 SierraLeone signed a trade and aid agreement with the European Community
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