The Genocide: Trail of Tears/ The Indian removal act During the 1830s the united states congress and president Andrew Jackson created and passed the “Indian removal act”. Which allowed Jackson to forcibly remove the Indians from their native lands in the southeastern states, such as Florida and Mississippi, and send them to specific “Indian reservations” across the Mississippi river, so the whites could take over their land. From 1830-1839 the five civilized tribes (The Cherokee, Choctaw, Seminole, and Chickasaw) were forced, sometimes by gun point, to march about 1,000 miles to what is present day Oklahoma.
Andrew Jackson, John Marshall, and The Trail of Tears There have been many dark times in our History as Americans. Among them is the Trail of Tears,brought upon by Andrew Jackson, which exiled the Indians from the American south and resulted in the death of thousands on the way to Oklahoma. Before this trying time there was speculation within the supreme court whether to treat the Native tribes as a sovereign foreign nation or as a dependent entity within the United States. I will discuss how these decisions came to be, the reactions to said decisions, and the aftermath of these rulings which inevitably leads to the Trail of Tears.
Andrew Jackson in “On Indian Removal” uses diction as an uplifting tone. He talks on Indian removal as a great thing for white people when he states, “in relation to the removal of the Indians beyond the white settlements is approaching to a happy consummation.” So the way this creates a uplifting tone is because he states that with the indian removal the whites agree and it would make a happy conclusion. Another thing that Andrew Jackson says is,”It gives me pleasure to announce to Congress that the benevolent policy of the Government” This gives another uplifting tone with “gives me pleasure”. This is important because he gives this bright happy tone when he is talking about a disgusting thing on removing Indians.
The Trail of Tears in 1839 was a horrific event that removed thousands of Native Americans from there homes. They were forced to travel a thousand miles on foot to a new land. Thousands of lives were lost along and after the journey. The removal effected the Cherokees greatly and it still effects them today. They Trail of Tears was dangerous, deadly, and many didn 't
The Chinese Exclusion Act Citation: Lee, Erika. " Enforcing The Borders: Chinese Exclusion Along The U.S. Borders With Canada And Mexico, 1882-1924. " Journal Of American History 89.1 (2002): 54. Advanced Placement Source. Web. 8 Mar. 2016.
4,000. That is the number of cherokee that died because of Andrew Jackson just in the Trail of Tears. Jackson was not president at this time but his policies still led to the trail of tears, he did lead the Indian Removal act though and he was apart of Manifest Destiny, these reasons apply why Jackson was a villain. Jackson was a terrible role model for this country. He killed many innocent people for what he thought was for the good of the U.S.A.
He discussed Douglas Park’s definition of audience that includes those who hear or read a discourse, those who are a part of an external rhetorical situation, those who the writer thinks of, and the audience suggested by the discourse. Grant-Davie says that reading and writing can be a negotiation between the readers and writers. Constraints as factors in a situation that can affect the achievement of the rhetorical objectives. Grant-Davie defined constraints as all factors in a situation aside from the rhetor and audience that can lead the audience to consider the discourse differently and influence the rhetors response. He also said that a rhetorical situation ends when the discourse has been
Compare how the speakers (JFK and Tim Collins) shape their language to create a sense of voice The inaugural speech, presented by John F. Kennedy, and the ‘Eve of battle’ speech, presented by Tim Collins, can both be analysed for the similarities and also differences, comparing how the speakers shape their language specifically to create a sense of voice. The instantly recognisable difference between the two texts is the genre. The speech by John F. Kennedy (JFK) is his inaugural address.
Cherokee, Cheyenne, Seminoles Option #2 During the nineteenth-century, the federal Indian policy changed and it forced the removal or relocation of many different Indian tribes. The federal government sought to expand its control of territory and resources across America. The one big problem the U.S. faced were the Indians who resisted their removal. Georgia signed the Compact of 1802 which stated that if Georgia were to give up their western claims, the U.S. would eradicate American Indian land titles in Georgia and remove them (Lecture 14).
Writing can change the way people see things. Words have the power to make something horrible seem good, or make an event in history seem very different than how it may have actually gone down. Throughout history, people have used words to empower and destroy people, to showcase something dark in a good light, or to show the darkness of a seemingly good event. One example of this is Andrew Jackson’s, On Indian Removal speech, and Michael Rutledge’s Samuel’s Memory.
The U.S. expansion consequently harmed many Native Americans and caused many problems. The Native Americans were kicked out of their homes, were depleted of resources, or killed. According to the “Trail of Tears” painting context, “the Cherokee faced hunger, disease, and exhaustion. Over 4,000 died on the journey.”
The institution of slavery has been regarded as a period of injustice, discrimination, and oppression. African Americans have not only been deprived of their human rights, but have faced physical and mental abuse from the hands of those in power. Several advocates, including the son of slaves and ambitious intellectual Benjamin Banneker, have deemed the enslavement of people as a shameful action enacted by the government. Within his letter to Thomas Jefferson, Banneker brings attention to how Jefferson had acknowledged the immoral conditions brought upon the slaves, yet he had implemented no actions to bring an end to the enslavement of his people. In order to convey to Jefferson in an effective matter, Banneker utilizes a demanding tone and an appeal to emotion to enhance his argument.
Elizabeth Watts states, “It was death, sorrow, hunger, exposure, and humiliation to a civilized people as were the Cherokees” (Watts). The Trail of Tears was more than just tears. Tears symbolized all of the pain that was endured. However, the Trail of Tears was more than just tears; there was pain and suffering that white settlers neglected. The trial was described with tears because there were so many crying with what they were forced through.
The Long, Bitter Trail: Andrew Jackson and the Indians written by Anthony F.C. Wallace is the story of the Native Americans being forced to move west in America in the 19th century. Wallace begins by introducing the desire for Native American land in the U.S. and ends with the aftermath of the Removal Policy and the legacy that still lives today. The book is organized into four chapters; The Changing Worlds of the Native Americans, The Conflict over Federal Indian Policy, The Removal Act, and The Trail of Tears.
Authors use language to inform his/her readers to understand the significance of the past. If we didn't know what happened in the past that changed our country, we wouldn't be able to persuade ourselves to impact society. Language is a powerful tool that we use every day. Language is what has us communicate with others, what has us express our ideas. Martin Luther King Jr informed the whole United States that black people were being treated with disrespect and hatred by the white people and that we should all be treated equally as a nation.