US 7th president
Trail of tears
Letter from a plantation owner (positive)
I am a plantation owner in Georgia. I would like to inform you that your choice of removing the Cherokees was a very good idea. Now I am able to own a larger plantation that lets me farm to make more money from. My family is happy with this big change in our life and I would like to thank you for your generous decision of removing the Cherokees. All the people in our town also seems very happy with this change. Now all of us are able to raise more money and contribute to the US economic activities. I would like to thank you one last time for this change and your hard work to gain more land.
From a plantation owner.
Letter from a Cherokee (negative)
I'm a Cherokee currently living in Georgia with my tribe. I would like to say that we have been trying very hard to fit in with the Americans in order to live a peaceful life. But no matter how much our tribe tries to fit it to the Americans, it seems they really don't like us. I think the people are trying to push us out of our own lands for their benefits. If our tribe is pushed out for the benefit of the Americans, our tribe will never be the same. We will not get a good land to be our shelter. Please do not push us out of our own land.
From a Cherokee