The Trail Of Tears: Reevaluation Of Native Americans

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Colonial America was once a bountiful community, home to numerous native tribes. As time progressed, America expanded into a home for many other people of different origins. However, the nation changed to particularly cater to white settlers of European descent. Later, Americans fought for their independence from their mother country, Great Britain. After successfully defeating the British, Americans became obsessed with the idea of Manifest Destiny, the idea that God destined white American settlers to expand territorial claims across North America. Unfortunately, in order to accomplish this so-called belief, Native Americans were required to relocate to allow American settlers to expand freely west of the Mississippi River. President Jackson introduced the Treaty of New Echota which required native people to move from Mississippi to Oklahoma. The journey became known as The Trail of Tears.

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