trail of tears

trail of tears

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  • In 1828, Andrew Jack was elected president of the United States of America. 
  • Every one adored him and became as the "people"s president"
  • During his presidency, American Indian  tribes tried to assimilate into American culture
  • Should we try to embrace American culture?
  • Tribes such as the Cherokee  and  Chickasaw 
  • I think we should.
  • Although, there were two schools of thought. Those who were in favor of american tribes assimilating into american culture and those who were against it 
  • I don't care Andrew! They have been here longer than we have. They have the right to become American!
  • Ok , so ?! I am president and I do not agree to this nonsense. 
  • Indian Removal Act of 1830 ​​ American Indians are removed from their homelands to less fertile and less desirable lands in the west .
  • Jackson strongly believed Natives could not assimilate and should be moved to another location.
  •  J. Marshall (Supreme court Chief Justice) stated that the tribe has rights to
  •  stay on their lands.  Georgia had no right to create laws affecting the tribe’s government.
  • At the Worcestor v. Georgia case, a member of Cherokee tribe sued Georgia for the loss of their tribe’s land.
  • President Jackson did not agree with the Supreme Court’s decision.
  • Alo, my feet are exhausted and I am super hungry. There are no crops in this cold weather.
  • A bunch of our families died... I don't think I can survive this journey without Kara and Gen
  • Trails of tears 
  • Tribes were force move to Oklahoma on the where 1/3 of the Natives died on the journey.
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