Trail of Tears

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  • Andrew Jackson: America's Most Controversial President

    Andrew Jackson was one of the most controversial presidents ever. He was widely considered a hero for what he did for the country while he was in the military. He helped delay the start of the civil war while he was in office. He also obtained Florida from Spain for the US. On the other hand though, he felt very strongly about US expansion. So much to the point that he removed millions of Natives from their homelands, despite the Supreme Court’s ruling it unconstitutional. He also chose to make…

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  • How Did Andrew Jackson Impact On Indian Culture

    Andrew Jackson impacted the lives of Indians after he signed the Indian removal act of 1830. This was supposed to be a peaceful process for the Indians, but caused many problems, and forced Indians off of their land. There were protests from both Indians and whites who did not agree with the Indian Removal Act, but whites wanted more land. The Indian Removal Act was a turning point in American history because of its impacts in Indian culture, Native relationships with Americans, and the creation…

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  • Supreme Court Case: Worcester V. Georgia

    The struggle between the Native Americans and the Americans was extremely relevant and volatile during the 1800’s. The struggle escalated in 1830 when Andrew Jackson passed the Indian Removal Act (“Worcester”). As a result, new issues arose on a fight that had been around for centuries between the Native Americans and the Americans. One major collateral outcome of this act is the Supreme Court case, Worcester vs. Georgia. This case and the results of it turned out to be a major step forward for…

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  • The Westward Expansion

    The Westward Expansion has often been regarded as the main factor in the shaping of American history. The expansion of the United States into the territory west of the Mississippi River began with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. President Thomas Jefferson nearly doubled the size of the nation, and began the infrastructure of building what is now today the United States of America. Several played a big role in determining the nature of this expansion; Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson were able…

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  • Personal Analysis: In The White Man's Image

    Hyeon Chung 10/24/17 SSCI 350 Personal Analysis of “In the White Man’s Image” The film “In the White Man’s Image” illustrates how white Americans wanted to civilize Native Americans. Anglo Americans, settlers who colonized United States, encroached on the land and culture of Native Americans. At that time, any hostile or violent behavior toward Whites’ intention was punished severely. Moreover, Whites believed that Native Americans needed to conform to the white way of civilization in order to…

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  • Causes Of Conflict Between Natives And Settlers

    Did you know that when the settlers came to the North-West it caused conflict between the Natives and the Settlers.Well in the 1800´s the U.S. government and the Native Americans negotiated 500 treaties throughout the give up their land and get ¨benefits¨.Plus the settlers had no idea of the Natives cultural beliefs about the land and friendships so they caused most of the conflict because the settlers didn´t know their beliefs. The Natives and settlers beliefs of land ownership were…

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  • What Are The Causes Of Anti-British Rebellion

    The company’s regime in India eventually came to an end in 1857, when there was an outbreak of an anti-British rebellion. The introduction of the Pattern 1853 Enfield rifle was the main cause of the rebellion. The cartridges that contained the gunpowder were greased with animal fat. While Muslim soldiers were prohibited to eat pork, it was forbidden for many Hindu soldiers to eat beef. Due to these religious views, a colossal uproar was caused. Thereby, many Indian soldiers refused to use…

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  • Native American Treaty Making

    Ben Nighthorse Campbell, a Cheyenne Indian and past U.S Senator, once said, “treaties are promises between two nations. And whether they are going to be valid or not, and whether they are going to last or not, is based on the heart and belief of the people that are participating.” (Harjo,221). This short statement is packed with reference to historical treatment and intent of American Indian treaties, acknowledgement of the continued power of treaty making in the present and the lasting social,…

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  • Civil War: The Cherokee Nation

    The Cherokee Nation The Cherokee Nation was involved in the Civil War as a “foreign ally.” Their location was on Confederate lands, which made them an ally of the rebellion. The Confederacy was highly outnumbered by the Union, so the Cherokee Nation was a benefit for the Confederacy. The weapons they invented were new to the Confederacy, but they quickly learned because it was their only shot at becoming less outnumbered with weapons. The Cherokees made a positive impact on the size of the…

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  • Creek's Manifest Destiny

    The Creek Indians were a powerful and bold group of individuals that united to protect themselves from larger groups of Indians in the Southern region of America. Creek established towns could be found throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina in woodland areas along winding creeks or rivers. As the Creeks settled in different areas, they took their culture with them. Their town square was used for many events: festivals, dances, rituals and even council meetings when the weather…

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