Depiction of Cherokee eviction in 1838 by Max Stanley (left) and map of Indian removal routes from south to present-day Oklahoma and Kansas (right).
Together, we have examined multiple dimensions of the “democratic” visions of Presidents Jefferson and Jackson, noting who was included and excluded from holding a firm stake in the new American republic. Most recently, we have turned our focus to the question of Indian removal, looking to understand the competing perspectives of President Jackson and the Cherokees.
For our unit assessment, we will join many of these threads as we discuss a key question from the perspective of September 1832 (this is after the Worcester v. Georgia decision and before the 1832 presidential election). We will stick to this timeframe as much as is practical, but comments based on information shortly afterward (up to 1840) can still be incorporated into the discussion. Our question:
Additional setup procedure:
Homework: Assignment #206