Trail of Tears

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Trail of Tears

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  1. Trail of Tears

    Slide 1 - Trail of Tears

    • Darrell Dameron
  2. WV Content Standard Addressed:SS.10.H.Cl3.1

    Slide 2 - WV Content Standard Addressed:SS.10.H.Cl3.1

    • Explain the impact and challenges of westward movement, (e.g., people’s motivations for moving west, railroad construction and the displacement of Native Americans).
  3. Five Civilized Tribes

    Slide 3 - Five Civilized Tribes

    • Cherokee
    • Creeks
    • Seminoles
    • Chickasaws
    • Choctaws
  4. Andrew Jackson

    Slide 5 - Andrew Jackson

    • Saw as an opportunity to better white farmers and businessman
    • Best for the Indians
  5. Court Cases

    Slide 6 - Court Cases

    • Cherokee Nation v. The State of Georgia
    • 1831
    • Ruled that the government lacked the power to even the hear the case
    • Indian nations were not foreign nations
    • Indians were dependent on nation that enclosed them
    • Worcester v. The State of Georgia
    • 1832
    • Power to deal with Indian nations was a federal power not a state power
  6. External Sources

    Slide 10 - External Sources

    • PBS- http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4h1567.html
    • Cherokee Nation-http://www.cherokee.org/AboutTheNation/History/TrailofTears/ABriefHistoryoftheTrailofTears.aspx