What Was the Trail of Tears? - Facts, History & Route


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What was the Trail of Tears?

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1. Indian relocation to lands west of the Mississippi was created in which piece of legislation?

2. Which Indian nations attempted to fight the forced relocation of the Jackson Administration?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the Trail of Tears and its impact on race relations in the United States.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • The route of the Trail of Tears
  • The Indian Removal Act of 1830
  • General Winfield Scott
  • The issues the Indians faced while relocating

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Trail of Tears
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the various Indian nations
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the Indian Removal Act of 1830 in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Trail of Tears and its aftermath, review the lesson called What Was the Trail of Tears? - Facts, History & Route. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details the removal of Indians before 1838
  • Explains the violence that took place
  • Covers racism during the time period
  • Explores Indian nations such as the Cherokee, Seminole, Creeks, Chickasaw, and Choctaw