Analysis: The Trail Of Tears

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On a wintry day in 1831, the Choctaw Indians began a treacherous course many other southeastern Native Americans would soon follow. In addition to being forced off their land, they trekked through snow with limited food and supplies for weeks as thousands died. This was the beginning of a long journey that would later be called the Trail of Tears. The Trail of Tears is one of America’s darkest moments, when greed became more important than human lives. This came as a result of president Andrew Jackson putting his personal interests first as he manipulated his way through the law. As the leader of the U.S., a President isn’t elected to represent his personal interests instead he’s there to represent and voice the overall interests and needs …show more content…
As a leader of a country your fellow countrymen aren’t the only ones who need to trust you, your allies must also trust you. When the southeastern Native Americans were forced to move to the area that’s now Oklahoma, the U.S. government promised they wouldn’t take that new land. Nevertheless, in 1907 Oklahoma became a state and the aforesaid promise was broken because that area was no longer Indian Territory. Native Americans could’ve been great allies, but instead our leaders chose to break many of the promises we made to them. Our President during that time should’ve been the one to remind us of those promises.
Lastly, as a leader our president should motivate us. As Deborah Gillis once said, “Great leaders check their ego at the door and empower others to excel.” Our president shouldn’t tell us who to become but rather he should inspire us as a nation to be more. He should also build upon our nation’s strengths and work to fix our weaknesses. In conclusion, being a U.S. president is hard but if our leader is able to remember why he’s serving, and has certain abilities to help him during his term. Then he’ll be able to leave a mark in the history books and help better our

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