Judicial Review Conflict Samuel Worcester Georgia Crime Governor Arrested Reversed Supreme Court
Federal Treaties Violated State Power
Cherokee Nation and the State of Georgia • Use the primary source excerpts to answer the questions on your worksheet • Once you are finished, compose a letter to Jackson about the Worcester case (see directions for more specifics) • Refer to the primary source “using quotes” to show what material comes from the source.
Should all Indians living east of the Mississippi River be moved, by force if necessary, west of the Mississippi to Indian Territory? To Pass or not to Pass… • Do you support the Indian Removal Bill? Why or why not? • What questions do you have for members of other groups in attendance? • What will you do if Congress passes the bill? • What will you do if Congress does not pass the bill?
Bell Ringer • How would you improve/change the Indian Removal act to make it less destructive to Native tribes of the Southeast?
In 1830, the Indian Removal Act was passed by Congress, forcing several tribes to move west of the Mississippi River even though they had assimilated like the white Anglo Saxons of the time… Why? The land was ideal for growing cotton
The Cherokee Nation Trail of Tears In 1838, the US Army drove more than 15,000 Cherokee to the west.
The Cherokee were forced onto a reservation in present-day Oklahoma. It took them several months to move west, while thousands died along the journey.
Trail of Tears – National Historic Trail Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LSkfmCj8Jg • Dave Matthews Band – “Don’t Drink the Water” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psIuidkkLjI