At the end of this tutorial, students will be able to:
From the arrival of the first Europeans in North America, Amerindian tribes have always been on the wrong end of treaties. The Cherokee were no different. Despite the fact that Supreme Court backed up their claim that they had a right to stay on their land in the Southeastern United States, President Andrew Jackson decided to ignore that ruling and move them to the western side of the Mississippi River. During the subsequent forced march, called the Trail of Tears, 1 out of 4 members of the Cherokee died.
When you come to class tomorrow, you will be a part of a "fishbowl" activity. Here is how it will happen:
We will then look at various points of the debate and see what kinds of conclusion we can come to.
Source: Chandler, Prentice T. "Manifest Destiny and Competing Voices on the Eve of the Cherokee Removal." Social Education 75.3 (May/June 2011): 153-57. Print.