Trail of Tears

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Have you ever thought about the extent of the Federal Authority and how much power it holds? What the federal authority does seems to reach no limit, and an example of this was the Trail of Tears. The Federal Authority forced Native Americans to move from their homeland to search for gold, because of this act many Native Americans died. The trail of tears was one of the most tragic events in American history because of the removal act of 1830, the power of the Federal Authority, the suffering of many Native Americans and deaths of countless Native Americans. To begin, the start of the trail of tears began with the removal act of 1830. The removal act of 1830 was a document that stated all Native Americans needed to leave the east and go to reserves in the west. Shefty’s Trail of Tears implies that “, approximately 500 Cherokees, none of them elected officials of the Cherokee nation gathered in New Eohcta, Georgia, and signed a treaty ceding all Cherokee territory east of the Mississippi to the United States in exchange for 5 million dollars and a new homeland in Indian Territory(Shefty 177). The removal act made the Trail of Tears tragic because it forced many Native Americans on a trip west that was 2,200 miles long, The Federal Authority did give the Native Americans 5 million dollars, but it didn’t help them at all in the Trail of Tears. The removal act happened because of the power the Federal Authority has. Secondly, the ability of the Federal Authority has no limit. The Federal Authority forced many Native American away from their home just to search for gold. The power of the Federal Authority allowed it to do whatever it wanted. Benson, Sonia, Brannen, Daniel, and Valentine, Rebeca said, “ As 1837 approached, president... ... middle of paper ... .... 1043-1045. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 25 Mar. 2014. “Native Americans and Removal.” American Eras. Vol. 6: Westward Expansion, 1800- 1860. Detroit: Gale, 1997. 186-189. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 25 Mar. 2014. Sherfy, Michael. “Trail of Tears.” Dictionary of American History. Ed. Stanley I. Kutler. 3rd ed. Vol. 8. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2003. 177. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 25 Mar. 2014. “Trail of Tears.” Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History. Ed. Thomas Carson and Mary Bonk. Vol. 2. Detroit: Gale, 2000. 1012-1014. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 25 Mar. 2014. “ Trail of Tears”, UXL Encopedia of U.S History. Sonia Benson, Danial E. Brannen Jr. and Rebeca Valentine, Vol.8. detriot. UXL,2009,1569-1571 Gale Virtual refrence Library. Web 5 Mar. 2014.
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