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The Trail of Tears and Jackson's Indian Removal Act of 1830

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Which Indian tribe tried to adapt to White ways, but was still forced to move?

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1. Why did some of the Cherokee choose NOT to fight against their removal?

2. What was President Jackson's view of the Indian tribes east of the Mississippi prompting the Indian Removal Act of 1830?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet measure your understanding of the Trail of Tears and the Indian Removal Act of 1830. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the Native American tribe that tried to adapt to White ways.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Gold Rush in Georgia
  • Cherokee nation's long march West
  • Treaty forcing Native Americans from their lands

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Trail of Tears and the Indian Removal Act of 1830
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding President Andrew Jackson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the act that provided for the purchase of Indian lands east of the Mississippi

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled, The Trail of Tears and Jackson's Indian Removal Act of 1830. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify Andrew Jackson's interaction with native populations prior to his presidency
  • Understand the goal of removing Native Americans from their land
  • Recognize the impact of the Indian Removal Act of 1830
  • Know the efforts of the Cherokee in resisting forced removal
  • Understand the horrors and legacy of the Trail of Tears
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