Indian Removal

 

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Indian Removal

Question 1
Many Cherokees believed the Treaty of New Echota was invalid because
A
It was signed by a small number of unauthorized, self-appointed representatives of the Cherokee nation
B
Only people who signed it would be entitled to financial compensation
C
It contradicted the original Treaty of Echota
D
It was signed by outgoing president Andrew Jackson, but would be carried out by his successor Martin Van Buren

Question 2
As Principal Chief of the Cherokees, John Ross
A
Believed the Cherokees' best chance of survival was to accept removal
B
Followed the wishes of the majority of the Cherokees and resisted removal
C
Wasn't trusted by the Cherokees because he had more white ancestry than Cherokee ancestry
D
Never learned to speak Cherokee

Question 3
According to the Supreme Court in Worcester v. Georgia,
A
The Cherokees had no right to remain on the lands in the southeast
B
Native Americans were foreign citizens and had no right to bring a case to the Supreme Court
C
The Cherokees were a sovereign people who were in control of their national borders
D
The Cherokees had been wronged by the government and were owed compensation

Question 4
The issues involved in the case Worcester v. Georgia centered around
A
Whether Georgia had followed proper procedure in passing the Indian Removal Bill
B
Whether federal treaties with the Cherokees trumped Georgia state law
C
Whether the Cherokees had the power to elect their own representatives
D
Whether Andrew Jackson had the constitutional authority to enforce the Indian Removal Bill

Question 5
After the Trail of Tears, the Cherokees
A
Never managed to reestablish their nation
B
Successfully rebuilt their nation in Oklahoma
C
Were ultimately happier in the west
D
Became full American citizens in Oklahoma

Question 6
America has been chosen for this mission among all the nations of the world, which are shut out from the life-giving light of truth. Her high example shall put an end to the tyranny of kings, and carry the happy news of peace and goodwill to millions who now endure an existence hardly better than that of beasts of the field. Who, then, can doubt that our country is destined to be the great nation of the future? "The Great Nation of Futurity" by John O'Sullivan The statement above reflects the common 19th century belief that
A
All men are created equal
B
Democracy is the best form of government
C
All white men should be allowed to vote
D
Native Americans should become more like white Americans

Question 7
In the 19th century, Manifest Destiny was the belief that
A
America should extend the franchise (right to vote) to everyone
B
It was America's fate to expand west and spread democracy
C
It was America's fate to embrace religious diversity
D
White people were superior to other groups

Question 8
The Trail of Tears
A
Failed to remove Cherokees from the Southeastern U.S.
B
Was required by the Supreme Court in Worcester v. Georgia
C
Was opposed by Andrew Jackson
D
Was the forced march of the Cherokees from Georgia to Oklahoma

Question 9
The Treaty of New Echota
A
Was an agreement between the Cherokees and the Seminoles to work together to resist the U.S. government
B
Offered the Cherokees more money for their land than previous treaties
C
Was ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court
D
Sold the remaining Cherokee land in exchange for land further west and financial compensation

Question 10
Major Ridge and his son John Ridge
A
Weren't trusted by the Cherokees because they couldn't speak English
B
Followed the wishes of the majority of the Cherokees and resisted removal
C
Were supporters of Andrew Jackson
D
Believed the Cherokees' best chance of survival was to accept removal
There are 10 questions to complete.

 

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