The Trail of Tears

The Trail of Tears

Amanda Levine
July 16,2008

2.01 Honors.

In a well organized paragraph, please identify a time in history when people were forced to move to another location. What prompted the move? Discuss the impact the move had upon the people involved.

The Trail of Tears refers to the forced movement of 15,000 Cherokee Indians during 1838. The Indians were moved from Georgia to Indian Territory which is present day Oklahoma. The move was prompted by the US government under the leadership of president Andrew Jackson. Andrew Jackson had long been a supporter of Indian removal and although the US Supreme Court declared the Indian removal bill unconstitutional Worcester vs. Georgia 1832 the Indians were rounded up by troops and moved in 1838.
The Cherokee were impacted in a lot of ways. They were forced to abandon their property, livestock and anccestral grounds. They suffered more by lives lost while traveling the trail through severe winter weather. An estimated 25 percent of the Cherokee Nation died during the journey. Once in Indian Territory they were forced to live in designated areas assigned by the government and were made to assimilate with the white man's style of living.llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

inclination to steal, often throwing away the stolen goods. Although this is considered a disease, it is not a legal excuse for any court.
Kleptomania can be the result of emotional stress or trauma during the childhood or youth, and some sufferers shoplift as a way to make up for the loss in their life. They normally feel that they were deprived unfairly in some form or another. For other Kleptomaniacs, shoplifting is just a payback for all the things they do for others and how little they receive in return. If the theft is related to vengeance or psychosis, Kleptomania would not be diagnosed. The strong desire to steal may decrease with age, but if left untreated the results could ruin their lives.
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