How did Jefferson treat his slaves?
Jefferson treated his slaves in a harsh manner. For instance, he “‘had [James Hubbard, a captured runaway slave,] severely flogged in the presence of his old companions’”(Takaki 56). Jefferson also punished slaves in “ter-rorem” to others and sold them away to slave traders, making it seem as though the slave got killed (Takaki 56). He instilled …show more content…
The treaty was not ratified by a full tribe, being that only a small portion of the Cherokees attended the meeting at New Echota, where Schermerhorn arranged to present the treaty. The Cherokees felt cheated and “tried to block the treaty’s approval in Congress”(Takaki 76). They protested and petitioned against the treaty only to be suppressed by military forces.
What were the causes of the Trail of Tears?
The Trail of Tears was caused by the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The enforcement of this act was possible through the use of military forces. “The soldiers first erected internment camps and then rounded up the Cherokees. ‘Families at dinner were startled...and rose up to be driven with blows and oaths along the weary miles of trail that led to the stockade’”(Takaki 76). The Cherokees were gathered and forced to go on the trail. They were dragged out of their homes without notice and put on these trails unprepared, where they would face severe conditions of weather, sickness, etc.
Why is the Trail of Tears considered to be a national