The Trail of Tears was a massive transport of thousands of Native Americans across America. After the Indian removal act was issued in 1830 by president Andrew Jackson, the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee, and Seminole tribes were taken from their homelands and transported through territories in what many have called a death march. The government, on behalf of the new settlers ' cotton picking businesses, forced the travel of one hundred thousand Native Americans across the Mississippi River to a specially designated Indian territory for only the fear and close-mindedness of their people. The Native Americans were discriminated against by not only their new government, but also the people of their country and forced to undertake one of the most difficult journeys of their lives. The government of early America was not kind to people of any color besides white.
In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout and Jem Finch live in the small town known as Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression. Over time, Scout learns about the town’s true identity. She and Jem are forced to work for Mrs. Dubose, an old woman who seems to hate children. Accompanying this, Scout and Jem are stuck fearing the lunatic who only comes out from his rickety old home at night, Boo Radley. Atticus Finch, Jem and Scout’s father, was appointed as a lawyer to help defend Tom Robinson, a struggling black man who was framed for abusing Mayella Ewell.
The year is 1832 Pablo King, Henry Clay, and Nicholas Biddle is super stressed out about the Bank of The United States closing. Pablo King is a senator from Georgia and owns a cotton plantation with lots of slaves on it. He also is an immigrant from Spain. The president, Andrew Jackson, is very sick in the White House suffering from a gunshot wound. The infection is spreading throughout his body making him weaker.
The topsoil, now loose, was easily picked up by wind, creating large waves of dust rushing towards homes and farms. Without crops, farmers lost valuable money, leaving them with two choices, to move away in order to make a living, or continue to lose money. “60 percent of the population moved from the western area...due to the drought that was killing cattle and ruining crops”(History.com). They had “set up the region for ecological disaster” (History.com) and could no longer live in the area. John Steinbeck wrote in his 1939 novel The Grapes of Wrath: “And then the dispossessed were drawn west- from Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico; from Nevada and Arkansas, families, tribes, dusted out, tractored out.
whose cruelty was completely absurd and disorderly. He escaped from the possession of the owner’s sons and walked from Georgia to Maryland. When he returned, Ball reunited with his wife and children. As a fugitive slave, he escaped to save enough money to buy a farm in Baltimore. As a freedman in 1830, Ball was captured again and returned to slavery, but he escaped and decided to hide on a ship traveling to Philadelphia and returning to Baltimore.
Then beginning on May 9th 1934 a strong two day dust storm removed massive amounts of Great Plains top soil in one of the worst storms of the Dust Bowl. The dust clouds blew all the way to Chicago where dirt fell like snow. Two days later on May 11th the same storm reached cites in the east such as Buffalo, Boston, New York City and Washington D.C. That winter red snow fell on New England. On April 14th 1935 known as Black Sunday twenty of the worst Black Blizzards occurred throughout the Dust Bowl, causing extensive damage and turning the day to night. It was so bad that people could not see five feet in front of them at certain points.
The years leading up to the Civil War he was a U.S. attorney for the southern District of Ohio. His major accomplishment during the war was a provost marshal of Nashville and a brigade commander at Lookout Mountain and Chickamauga. In 1863, Matthews resigned from the military to take up a seat as a judge of the Ohio Superior
Cora Peoples was the daughter of John Henry Ray Yournk Corke Bird Peoples & Alice Peoples. Her family had linkage with the Native American of the Cherokee tribe. The Cherokee people were located in two distinct regions representing their history under the United States. The traditional homeland of the Eastern Band of Cherokee were located in North Carolina and Tennessee. The Ancestors of Cherokee Nation citizens were forcibly removed from their homes in Tennessee and the southeast to the Indian Territory in 1838-39 and the Cherokee Nation contends that no Cherokee clans, bands, tribes or nations were left behind or have continued to exist in Tennessee.
In stop #1 of the book, Underground to Canada, by Barbara Smucker, the main character, Julilly, and many other children are taken away by a ruthless slave trader to soon be sold. The story begins when the word spreads that a slave trader is coming to town to separate families and to be sold as slaves. Meanwhile, Mammy Sally, Julilly’s mother, tells Julilly about a slave free place called Canada. Mammy Sally is scared of losing Julilly, so she tells her “we are strong, if we ever get separated we will surely meet each other once again,” The next morning the slave trader arrives to find himself some new slaves. Everyone is terrified and scared.
Throughout the narrative, the author includes his personal stories about experiencing the violence of slavery first-hand. For example, on page 20, he writes about the first time he witnessed a slave, his own aunt, getting the whip. “The louder she screamed, the harder he whipped; and where the blood ran fastest, there he whipped longest…I remember the first time I ever witnessed this horrible exhibition… It struck me with awful force. It was the blood-stained gate, the entrance to the hell of slavery…” The author including his experience of his aunts whipping, in detail, appeals to the emotions of the reader. By appealing to the emotions of the reader, Frederick Douglass can build his argument of how awful slavery was and how the slave owners used Christianity to justify what they did.