Cause The Ashanti kingdom was formed i n the seventeenth century in the region of modern Ghana, steadily expanding during the eighteenth century until it came t o dominat e mos t neighborin g groups , althoug h th e Fam e o f th e coastal regio n cam e under Britis h domination . The Ashant i bega n a push Lu the coa.sl from 1807 , which brought the m increasingly into eouflicl wit h Britain, whic h ha d tradin g post s an d fort s there . I n 182 1 th e Britis h government assume d direc t contro l o f thes e post s an d fort s an d a ne w governor, Si r Charles Macarthy , began t o organize th e Fant c t o resis t the Ashanti.