The Trail of Tears

The Trail of Tears
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  • Many different tribes of Native Americans were forced to walk up to 800 miles away from their homes so that white settlers could live there.
  • What was the Trail of Tears?
  • Andrew Jackson believed in removing Native Americans from their homes. He even signed the Indian Removal Act, making removal possible.
  • Andrew Jackson's Opinion on Indian Removal
  • John Ross was a Cherokee chief that went to court to ask for the right of Cherokees to remain safe in their nation. 
  • John Ross' Opinion on Indian Removal
  • John Marshall's Decision on Worcester v. Georgia
  • He decided that the Cherokee nation had its own boundaries and could not be affected by the Georgian law. When he asked President Jackson to help him enforce these laws, Jackson told him he had to enforce these laws himself
  • Major General Winfield Scott's Opinion on Indian Removal
  • I think that the Trail of Tears was a tragic event in American History. It never had to happen. And with acceptance of one another, healthy relationships being built and cooperation with one another, history never has to repeat itself.
  • My feelings about the Trail of Tears
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