HIS 200: Applied History
Southern New Hampshire University
Topic and Research Question
For my historical event analysis, I have chosen to focus on the Trails of Tears, which
refers to the forced relocation of thousands of Cherokee and other Native Americans that used
lived on millions of acres of land in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama in the 1800s. The US
Congress passed the Indian Migration Act in 1830, which allowed white American settlers to
steal Indian land.