Trail of Tears and Social Injustice

Mrs.Samuel 2nd block

What was the trail of tears?

The trail of tears was the wrongful removal of thousands of Native Americans from there homes by force so their homes could be used for cotton growth.

Why was the trail of tears a social injustice?

The trail of tears was a social injustice because the Native of Americans were moved by force without consent and had to leave everything behind.

Conclusion

ir land in the southeastern states and forced to move across the Mississippi to Indian territory. The federal government promised that their new land would remain unmolested forever, but as the line of white settlement pushed westward, “Indian country” shrank and shrank. In 1907, Oklahoma became a state and Indian territory was gone for good.

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By 1840, tens of thousands of Native Americans had been driven off of their land in the southeastern states and forced to move across the Mississippi to Indian territory. The federal government promised that their new land would remain unmolested forever, but as the line of white settlement pushed westward, “Indian country” shrank and shrank. In 1907, Oklahoma became a state and Indian territory was gone for good.