Trail Of Tears Case Study

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Great intentions don’t always reflect in the actions. If the great intentions aren’t reflected in the actions they are not received by those being effected by them. This was the case with the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

At the beginning of the 1830s, nearly 125,000 Indian tribes lived on millions of acres of land that their ancestors had occupied and cultivated for generations located in the south of east coast. By the end of the decade, very few Native Americans remained anywhere in the southeastern United States, the federal militias came to Georgia to force them to leave their homelands and walk thousands miles westward to a specific designated " Indian territory " across the Mississippi River. This difficult and the journey became known as " the Trail of Tears " because of the great hardship faced by Cherokees.

The Trail of Tears was started to be a promising guide experience but resulted in tragedy, it was found in memories of a private soldier by John Burnett which describes the dreadful outcomes of the Native Americans who were forced to move out of their homeland, and travel the Trail where They Cried. John G. Burnett was aware and observed the treatment of the Natives that were being pushed westward. He tell how the Indians were loaded and threatened
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Politically they were given no voice and no true court representation. The constitutional power held no authority over the decisions made against the Indians. They were treated like prisoners and were deceit by the white men. Certainly the Trail of Tears represents a horrible and shameful chapter in a long novel of egregious American history and that needs to be purposefully never

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