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.
Bleeding kansas was an outbreak of violence that broke out in the kansas-nebraska territory. And one of the people that participated in this act was David Atchison. He was the 12th president of the united states but for only 24 hours. It’s said to be that when polk ended his presidency that his vice president zachary taylor was going to be the president, but since he didn’t take the oath of sabbath, there wasn’t a president for 24 hours. But most people believe that it was him.
Maddy Glick Faron English I 29 October 2015 The Hatfields and McCoys The Hatfields and McCoys’ history together was not pleasant. The two families fought constantly, spilling blood, lies, and accusations. Death was not a rare occasion, for the two Kentucky-native clans. Murder was the only thing that occurred more than their quarrels.
The books Violence in the West and The Triangle Fire cultivate around three events: the Johnson County War, the Ludlow Massacre, and the Triangle Fire. The names of these events gives way to how the public interpreted them; the Johnson County War implies that both sides engaged in fighting and stood a chance, the Ludlow Massacre implies strong violence against a defenseless group, and the Triangle Fire, nicknamed the “Gotham Holocaust” by the Chicago Sunday Tribune, implies a group that did not stand a chance against a strong force of nature. Why was the Johnson County War viewed as an equal sided fight, while the Ludlow Massacre and Triangle Fire viewed as national tragedies that needed remedying? The latter two events largely dealt with the
The Lincoln-Douglas debates in 1858, also known as The Great Debates of 1858, were seven different political debates. These debates were between the Republican candidate, Abraham Lincoln and the Democratic Party candidate, Stephen A. Douglas. During this period of time, United States senators were elected by the state legislatures. Due to the fact the state legislatures elect the United States senator, both Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas are fighting for themselves to prove to the Illinois legislatures that they deserve the spot. Each and every one of the different seven debates dealt with both of these men in a campaign for one of Illinois' two United States Senate seats.
The Burning Massacre, Destruction, and the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 by Tim Madigan, tells a story of the events leading up to and the actual race riot in Tulsa. During this time in 1921 racism was still a very prominent problem among the people not only in Tulsa but in the country. As many can see from The Burning white people felt that they were more dominant that then the African American race. As they took down the black community of Tulsa, which was called Greenwood, white people were mean and destructive towards the African American race in 1921. Dominance, jealousy, and guilt were main factors to why the white people were so mean.
Ned Blackhawk, Violence over the Land does a great job at depicting how the Early american west was created and all of the violence that the native people endured over many years. For as long as I can remember the American west was all about shooting and gun fights due to how most people in history portray it. However Ned Blackhawk does a great job bringing many hard aspects of the Early American West to light. Blackhawk brings a unique perspective to light discussing how many different empires from the Spanish to American’s bringing hardships, death and diseases to the Indian groups living on the land hinting at the title “Violence over the Land”. He discussed how over time the native population has had a very pauperized life.
The Supreme Court presiding over the Dred Scott case was mostly Southerners who feared that the South was in grave danger. Given this fact, it was no surprise that the Supreme Court ruled against Scott, stating that as a Missourian slave, Scott was not a citizen and so not afforded the rights due to a citizen, including the right to sue for his freedom. As a second measure, the Supreme Court also decreed that Congress had no constitutional right to ban the movement of private property, or in this case slaves, from any territory or state. Buchanan's mistake was that he interfered. Before his inaugural speech, Buchanan learned that the Supreme Court’s decision was going to be in favour of the South.
In the United States, during the eighteen-hundreds’, a small group of people believed that slavery was immoral and did many things to abolish it. John Brown, a Caucasian male who was part of this group of people, did two things that many people in United States history didn’t have the passion to do. John Brown’s life was very interesting: His early life and transition to adulthood, his decision to fight for the cause, his actions of violence in Kansas and Harper’s Ferry, along with, the long-lasting effects of these actions led to his hanging. These events were pivotal to the beginning of the Civil War. “John Brown was born in Torrington, Connecticut, on May 9, 1800, five months after the death of George Washington”(Marrin,7).
It was arranged that this particular debate on August 21, 1858, would start with an hour of speech from Douglas, followed by Lincoln’s allotted hour and a half response,
Stand Waite who was one of the tribe leaders chose to stay with the confederacy down to the last man. Colorado volunteers slaughtered over 200 Black Kettle Cheyennes even knowing the Cheyennes were willing to come to an agreement with the government. The Red River War was were the Natives were truly broken in 1874-1875. This war was were some of the major battles ensued. Just like the battle of Washita which was a very bloody battle that was more of a slaughter than a battle.
Technically, Oklahoma was considered “Indian Territory”, and was not officially added to the union at this point in time. However, much fighting took place in Oklahoma. "Nowhere was America 's Civil War more intense or its impact more severe than in Indian Territory, present-day Oklahoma. Every able-bodied male in the area fought either with the Confederacy or the United States, and many fought with both. Death and destruction prevailed for four years."
The Trail of Tears In 1835 the New Echota Treaty signed into effect that the Cherokee people would sell their land to the American government and abdicate land by May 23, 1838. This paper follows the tragedy than Sue 's this unjust theft of land and lives that were taken from the Cherokee people. The first group in the story is made up of the men who met with the US government to negotiate the details of the New Echota Treaty.
Thousands of Cherokees died on the journey to their destination due to harsh conditions, “whooping cough, typhus, dysentery, cholera and starvation”. Protection of territory was promised to them but later ended in 1907 when Oklahoma became a state. The Indian territories have completely disappeared. America desired more land and spread of influence.