This powerpoint asks students (with an accompanying worksheet to answer the following questions
Is it Democratic? Do we have a Right?
Students will examine America’s Indian removal policies, including the events leading up to the passage of Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal Act and the effect this had on Native Americans.
• Examine primary sources from the 1830s, and gain an understanding of the political strategies, perspectives, culture clashes, and historical consequences of this time period.
• Explain the impact of forced removal during the Trail of Tears through art examination, art creation, and creative writing, and decide for themselves whether or not Jackson implemented democratic traits of a president
• What were the varying perspectives concerning Native Americans during the beginning years of the European settlement of America?
• In what ways did America’s Indian removal policies evolve throughout the 1800s?
• What political strategies did Andrew Jackson’s administration employ in their quest for Native American land?
• What was the Indian Removal Act of 1830 and how did it affect Native Americans?
• How did the Trail of Tears have an impact on the Cherokee and other Native Americans?
• How did Native Americans such as Junaluska and Tsali react to America’s policies concerning Native Americans?