Lesson 12 Americans Push West -
The Trail of Tears


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America (1785-1849)
The Northwest Ordinance
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Louisiana Purchase
Explorers - Lewis and Clark & Pike
The Events leading up to the War of 1812
The War of 1812
The Star Spangled Banner
Life in the North
Life in the South
The Northwest Territory and Andrew Jackson
Americans Push West - The Trail of Tears
Frontiersmen/Settlements in the West
Mountain Men/Folklore - Paul Bunyan
The Fight for Texas
Seneca Falls - Women's Rights
The Gold Rush

Journal Ideas

You are a member of the Cherokee tribe. You have just walked fifteen days without a break. How do you feel? How has you life changed?

You are a private in the United States Army. You have been ordered to move the Cherokee off their land. You don't feel this is fair. What will you do?

Make a map of the journey made by the Cherokee Indians on the Trail of Tears.


American History for Children:  United States Expansion:   Native Americans:  Forced form their Homes


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