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Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Andrew Jackson - Hero or villain?

As part of the American Indians unit studied during the Term 2 topic in Year 8, you will be asked to decide whether the decisions made by US President Andrew Jackson made him a hero or villain.

Watch the video to help you make and justify your decision.

As a result of Jackson's policies, American Indian tribes, including the Cherokee were forced to move west across the USA. This became known as the 'Trail of tears'.

Nearly a quarter of the Cherokee Nation froze or starved to death on the trail to Oklahoma Indian Territory. This video explores America's darkest period: President Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Act of 1830 and the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation to Oklahoma in 1838. Nearly a quarter of the Cherokee National died during the Trail of Tears, arriving in Indian Territory with few elders and even fewer children.

Posted by D.Drake

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