Part 1

You will work in pairs to answer questions  1-14. 

Answer the following questions in complete sentences with your partner:

1)  What was the major economic reason White settlers wanted the Cherokee removed from the state of Georgia?

2)  How many ounces of
 gold per day were being produced in Georgia by 1830?

3)  How did Andrew Jackson react to the Cherokee's request for assistance after the passage of the Indian Removal Act of 1830?

4)  What was Congressman
Davy Crockett's position on the Indian Removal Act of 1830?  What state was he representing in Congress at the time?  Where did he later move to?

5)  Which
 General resigned his command in protest of the Indian Removal Act?

6)  What was the decision of the Supreme Court in the case of
Cherokee Nation v. Georgia?    During what year did the court hear the case?

7)  What was the decision of the Supreme Court in the case of
Worcester v. Georgia? Who was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court when both of these cases were heard?

8)  What is the "Cherokee Rose"  and what is it thought to be a symbol of?

  Samuel Cloud turned 9 years old while he and his family were on 'The Trail of Tears."  He gave an account of the march to his grandson years later.  Where were Samuel and his family held while waiting for the march to begin?  What happened to Samuel's mother?

10)  Approximately how many Cherokee died on the "Trail of Tears?"

11)  Wha
t state were the Cherokee forced to move to after leaving Georgia?

12)  What is referred to as the
"Talking Leaves?"   Who is responsible for  developing it?

13) What was the "Cherokee Phoenix?"     Describe in detail the contribution Samuel Worcester made to its development

14)  Discuss the justification given by President Andrew Jackson for the forced removal of the Cherokee.   Do you agree or disagree with his reasoning?  Explain in detail why or why not.




Part 2: 

Once the questions from Part 1 are answered,  each scholar will  answer the following questions in paragraph format.

Use the Internet,  your textbook,  class notes, and other resources to answer the following questions INDIVIDUALLY in paragraph form.  The paragraph should consist of at least 8-10 sentences.

According to
"The American Presidency" website,  Jackson "was regarded by many as the symbol and spokesman of the common man." 

Evaluate the validity of this statement considering Jackson's Native American policies.  Your answer should include but not be limited to the following:

  a)  Which group(s) in society represented the "common man" Jackson was concerned with?  Justify your response.

  b)  Did Jackson include Native Americans in his advocacy for the "common man?"

  c)  In your opinion,  might Jackson have included African Americans in his group of common men?  Explain

  d)  Was President Jackson justified in ignoring the Supreme Court ruling in Worcester v. Georgia, and ordering the "Trail of Tears" to proceed?  Explain why or why not in detail.


Remember to consider Jackson's upbringing,  his economic background,  and his beliefs on government when formulating your answers!!



Part 3:

Each person is responsible for the creation of a diary entry for one of these characters:

A)  A soldier who forced the Cherokee to move

B)  A young friend of Samuel Cloud's who was forced to march on the Trail of Tears

C)  The Supreme Court Justice who decided the case of Worcester V. Georgia or the Cherokee Nation V. Georgia case

D)  President Andrew Jackson

E)  A white settler in Georgia who has moved onto former Cherokee lands

 Some questions you might want to address in your diary entry:  

What feelings/emotions might your character have had regarding the forced removal?  How might others have reacted to your character?  What situations might your character have encountered?  What events real or imaginary might your character have been involved in?  What sights, monuments, groups of people, etc. might your person have encountered?  What would you report to a newspaper about your experience or situation?