How, if at all, have we progressed? Focus on Native Americans (Claire, Martha, Matilda)
Native Americans are not considered people
Indians are forced off the land and into reservations
By 1820 the Native Americans had lost half of the land they once had
Native Americans are forced to leave by Andrew Jackson: Trail of Tears
The Federal Government gave western land to the Native Americans in exchange for eastern land
Chief Justice John Marshall stated that the Cherokee nation was domestic and dependent and should be protected by the U.S. Government
Between these dates 19 tribes had been removed
Chief Justice made federal stating that Georgia state laws were unconstitutional
And exchange of land between Federal government and Native Americans
Native Americans were now considered as humans by law but were not citizens of the United States
Gives the government authority to break up the Native Americans land
Native Americans are allowed to gain citizenship in the United States.
Native Americans get the right to vote
Local self governments of tribes is legal
The first president of the United States.