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Howard Zinn - Ch. 7

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Marlen Martinez

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Transcript of Howard Zinn - Ch. 7

A People's History Of The United States
Presentation By Kimberly Medina and Marlen Martinez Characters George Washington: was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, serving as the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.

Thomas Jefferson: was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the third President of the United States

William Henry Harrison: was the ninth President of the United States (1841), an American military officer and politician

Patrick Henry: was an attorney, planter and politician who became known as an orator during the movement for independence in Virginia in the 1770s.

John Donelson: was an explorer and adventurer and served in the Virginia House of Burgesses before moving to the Watauga settlements on the Holston and Watauga rivers in East Tennessee.

Andrew Jackson: was the seventh president and Jackson was a politician and army general who defeated the Creek Indians Key Terms Louisiana Purchase: was the acquisition by the United States of America in 1803 of 828,000 square miles of France's claim to the territory of Louisiana.

Indian Removal: The Indian Removal Act was signed into law by President Andrew Jackson on May 28, 1830. The act authorized him to negotiate with the Native Americans in the Southern United States for their removal

Revolutionary War: in the United States, began as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Thirteen Colonies, but gradually grew into a world war between Britain on one side United States,

Creek Lands: The Federal Road through the territory of the Creek people was a project that started in 1805 with the Creek Indians

Seminoles: A member of an American Indian people of the Creek confederacy and their descendants, noted for resistance on the 19th. Characters Tecumseh: was a Native American leader of the Shawnee and a large tribal confederacy

John Quincy Adams: was the sixth President of the United States. He served as American diplomat, Senator, and Congressional representative.

John Eaton: was an American politician and diplomat from Tennessee who served as U.S. Senator and as Secretary of War

James Monroe: was the fifth President of the United States

General St. Claire: Arthur St. Clair was an American soldier and politician. He also served in the British Army during the French and Indian War.

Winfield Scott: was a United States Army general Key Terms American Acquisition: territorial acquisitions,that have to do with American independence.

Cherokees: Native American people historically settled in the Southeastern United States

Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek: was a treaty signed on September 27, 1830 between the Choctaw and the United States Government.

Cholera Epidemic: Cholera was an infection in the small intestine caused by the bacterium that killed many around the 1800's

Seminole War: were three conflicts in Florida between the Seminole, the collective name given to the amalgamation of various groups of native Americans and Black people who settled in Florida in the early 18th century People's History of the United States Howard Zinn Chapter 7 As Long As The Grass Grows Or Water Runs Summary Theme Historical Significance After the Louisiana Purchase the land gained more value
The Indian Removal Act was implemented and many were thrown out by force
As Andrew Jackson, the one in power became bigger more changes begun to come and it wasn't so good for the Indians.
People who were okay with living with indians were soon shunned away. Theme of chapter 7 according to Howard Zinn is the mistreatment that indians had to go through with whites wanting their land. Unfortunately for them they didn't have a choice in the matter and where simply gotten rid of. He talks about the sadness that overcame them and the greediness in humans in that case whites, which made up most of the population. They didn't want to leave and that's where the line "As long as grass grows or water runs" comes from because they wanted to posses their land until that time. The historical significance is especially important in this chapter because it shows again how the united states has taken land from the natives. It shows the course that they take in which they found a way to do it legally. They were forced to go and couldn't do anything about it. Most of the land then at the time had gained a lot of value and everybody went into a craze for it. The Louisiana purchase came out of it and many other treaties actually. It also shows how Andrew Jackson grew on the political ladder.
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