In 1838, U.S. President Martin Van Buren sent General Winfield Scott and thousands of soldiers to forcefully remove the Cherokee from their native land. This product uses excerpts an open letter that Scott sent to the Cherokee that states that they must leave or they may face a violent consequence. It is truly an engaging document.
This handout is a different approach to asking students to summarize a primary source, which can be a challenge for some. Instead of students doing the summarizing, they are given a statement that they must prove by finding the exact words within this primary source document. The handout instructs them to write the line number and copying the words from the source.
After they have cited the evidence, they answer 5 thinking questions to further broaden their understanding of the forceful nature of Indian removal..
An answer document is included.
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