This is a 20 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on the Western Expansion in the United States - The "Trail of Tears". Each of the slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
At the beginning of the 1830s, nearly 125,000 Native Americans lived on millions of acres of land in GA, TN, AL, NC and FL - land their ancestors had occupied and cultivated for generations. By the end of the decade, very few natives remained anywhere in the southeastern United States.
The federal government implemented The Indian Removal Act of 1830 forcing them to leave their homelands and walk thousands of miles to a specially designated “Indian Territory” across the Mississippi River. So white people could have some ground to farm. This difficult and sometimes deadly journey is known as the “Trail of Tears”.
By 1840, tens of thousands of Native Americans had been driven off of their land in the southeastern states and forced to move across the Mississippi to Indian territory. The federal government promised that their new land would remain unmolested forever, but as the line of white settlement pushed westward, “Indian country” shrank and shrank. In 1907, Oklahoma became a state and Indian territory was gone for good.
The presentation covers the following:
The Indian “Problem “
“Trail of Tears” Map
Attitudes About Indians
What to Do With the Indians?
White Land Grab
Native American Sovereignty
Indian Removal Act
The Cherokee’s Forcible Removal
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....Western Expansion in the United States.