Trail Of Tears Analysis

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During Jackson’s presidency the American settlers disobeyed the law and went onto the Indians land. This then made the Natives and the U.S. Government have a hostile relationship. This hostile tension led to the Indian Removal Act. So, the act was passed and it led to the journey of the Trail of Tears. The many sources and perspectives regarding the Indian Removal act and the Trail of Tears help the readers understand the whole story of the event because you get the good and bad side of the removal. The video clip shows that it was Jackson’s fault that the Indians suffered on the trail of tears because he made the Indians leave their homes.In the video clip, Robert Warrior says “Jackson was somebody who wanted to just forge ahead and say…show more content…
It also says the many different ways they suffered. Lastly, it says what happened along the trail and reveals why it is called the Trail of Tears. This shows the Indians suffered and died on the Trail of Tears because they didn’t have a home so they starved and died. That is because Jackson passed the Indian Removal Act which forced the Indians to go on the Trail of Tears, and on the Trail of Tears the Indians died because they had no home. It also shows how sad the Trail of Tears was because of what the Indians went through on it. For example, they froze to death, starved, developed illnesses, and killed by dangerous wildlife. Even though America did not mean to put this much harm on the Indians when passing the Indian Removal Act, but it still happened so they are not as friendly as they thought toward the natives, which put on a sad input. What the soldier is conveying is that the journey to the west was not worth what happened on the journey going there, which is what the Soldier means. All in all, the U.S soldier conveys their perspective on the Trail of tears as sad because the Indians starved and…show more content…
Since they were forced to leave and go on the Trail of Tears they died because Jackson removed them. The speech makes America seem very generous for offering the Americans new settlement and paying for their journey. So, because America paid for the journey and the settlement they were very helpful towards the Indians. The soldier’s account makes the Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears seem very sad because on the Trail of Tears the Indians suffered and died. So, the soldier’s perspective is that passing the Indian Removal act was not worth getting new land, since the Indians suffered. So, all three perspectives are different because the video’s perspective was that everything bad that happened was Jackson’s fault, the speech’s perspective was that America was being generous to the Indians, the soldier’s perspective is that it was not worth getting the land because the Indians endured terrible things. The three sources help the reader gain a full understanding of the events because the sources help them see both perspectives on how the Indian Removal Act was good and bad. The sources also helped them
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