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Trail of Tears

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Ashley Walters

on 30 January 2013

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Trail of Tears Andrew Jackson should have been put in jail, for cruel and unusal punishment toward the Cherokee Indians making this unconsitutional. The 8th Amendment The 8th amendment says- Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. When the Trail of Tears started in 1838, the mothers of the Cherokee were grieving and crying so much, they were unable to help their children survive the journey. The elders prayed for a sign that would lift the mother’s spirits to give them strength. The next day a beautiful rose began to grow where each of the mother’s tears fell. The rose is white for their tears; a gold center represents the gold taken from Cherokee lands, and seven leaves on each stem for the seven Cherokee clans. The wild Cherokee Rose grows along the route of the Trail of Tears into eastern Oklahoma today. Mother Nature showed no mercy
Till they reached the end of the line
When that fateful journey ended
On March twenty-sixth, eighteen thirty-nine.

Each mile of this infamous "Trail"
Marks the graves of four who died -
Four thousand poor souls in all
Marks the shame we try to hide -

You still can hear them crying
Along "The Trail Of Tears"
If you listen with your heart
And not with just your ears. Bibliography http://www.austincc.edu/jdikes/Jackson%20Final.pdf
http://www.zamzar.com What do you think is going on this picture?
Who do you think painted/drew it? Was Andrew Jackson racist against different colored people?

*NO: Historical biographer Robert V. Remini argues that Andrew Jackson did not seek to destroy
Native American life and culture. He portrays Jackson as a national leader who sincerely believed that
the Indian Removal Act of 1830 was the only way to protect Native Americans from annihilation at
the hands of white settlers.

*YES: Historian and anthropologist Anthony F. C. Wallace contends that Andrew Jackson oversaw a
harsh policy with regard to Native Americans. This policy resulted in the usurpation of land, attempts
to destroy tribal culture, and the forcible removal of Native Americans from the southeastern United
States to a designated territory west of the Mississippi River. Some Native Americans today will no longer use the 20 dollar bill because it has Andrew Jackson on the money! This is just one way the trail of tears has impacted the America we live in today. What do you think about Andrew Jackson? Was he good/bad 7th president? How could he of handles the Native Americans better? Today you must be enrolled in your tribe, meet additional criteria and be at least ¼ Native American blood to get a schollar ship! This was established because America had put the Native's through so much in the past we are trying to cover up what we did with providing scholar ships. What do you think the illistrator was trying to show in this image? Movie of Trail Of Tears By Talor Greenway&Ashley Walters Quiz!!
1)What year did the Indians have to start walking?
2)Who is forcing them to go on their journey?
3)What state did they start at?and what state did they end at?
4)What is flower is named after the Trail of Tears?
5)With the infomation we told you about Andrew Jackson, do you think he was racist?
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