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Trail of Tears: Benefit to the Common People
Dad, I can't wait to live here!
Leave this land; new and better land awaits you!
I'll miss our precious homeland...
Oklahoma: 1,000 miles
Twenty-first Century Perspective: Trail of Tears
It's unlikely that there will be a surplus of food for the common people...
Yes, and the Cherokee tribes will not be happy in their new land.
Why was Andrew Jackson removed from the front of the $20 bill?
Initially, the Indian Removal act seemed like a beneficial and efficient plan. Native Americans were guaranteed "better" land, while the common people were provided with the Native Americans' homeland. The Native Americans would have been isolated from white people once they arrive to Oklahoma. However, this journey to a supposedly better land really led to the Trail of Tears. This was a journey of almost a thousand miles under harsh conditions. Also, there was not nearly enough food or water due to Jackson's lack of preparedness. Therefore, many died on this treacherous journey.
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