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Roberto Martinez-Cross Removal of the Cherokee The trail of tears was one of the least proud moments of our nation’s history. It was very dirty of the Americans to force 13,000 Cherokee from their homelands, because the white men came to America originally looking for a new home, a place to get away from the oppression of the English monarchy. While doing so, they completely oppressed and removed an entire population from the land they had known for generations. The United States should not have forced the Cherokees to move from their homelands, because there were treaties protecting them against such force, and the Trail of Tears was entirely immoral and horrible. Jackson should not have been allowed to sign the Indian Removal Bill, because there were treaties that guaranteed the Indians residence, privileges, and security from intruders in the states. 1 If the Native Americans were a larger threat to the United States, moving them out of the territory would have been more justified. However, the Natives lived mostly at peace with the
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