Cherokee Removal: Timeline & History


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The decision in which of the following court cases reserved the power to sue state governments to the federal government only?

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1. What piece of legislation began the movement of Indian removal/relocation?

2. The Cherokee achieved a significant legal victory in which of the following cases?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Cherokee Removal is a very complex event in American history. This quiz and worksheet will help you test your understanding of the history surrounding this event. Topics you'll need to know include manifest destiny, the Trail of Tears, and the Indian Removal Act.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Cherokee Nation vs. Georgia
  • The definition of Manifest Destiny
  • Worcester vs. Georgia
  • The Treaty of New Echota

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key conceptsensure that you can accurately define key terms such as manifest destiny
  • Information recallaccess the knowledge you've gained regarding the history of the Cherokee Removal.
  • Knowledge applicationuse your knowledge of the Cherokee Removal to discuss the court cases Cherokee Nation vs. Georgia and Worcester vs. Georgia.
  • Interpreting informationverify that you can read information regarding the history of the removal and interpret it correctly.

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Cherokee Removal, review the lesson History of the Cherokee Removal. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defining the concept of Manifest Destiny
  • Examining the Indian Removal Act of 1830
  • Discussing the Trail of Tears
  • Exploring the role presidents Andrew Jackson and Martin van Buren played in the Removal
  • Discussing the number of Native American lives that were lost during this period