Unit 04: Ancestry Lewis

How, if at all, have we progressed? Focus on Native Americans (Claire, Martha, Matilda)

Native Americans

Constitution

1787

Native Americans are not considered people

Louisiana Purchase

1803

Indians are forced off the land and into reservations

Land Loss

1812 - 1820

By 1820 the Native Americans had lost half of the land they once had

Indiana Removal Act

1830

Native Americans are forced to leave by Andrew Jackson: Trail of Tears

Treat of Dancing Rabbit Creek

1830

The Federal Government gave western land to the Native Americans in exchange for eastern land

Cherokee vs. Georgia

1831

Chief Justice John Marshall stated that the Cherokee nation was domestic and dependent and should be protected by the U.S. Government

Georgia State Laws

1832

Chief Justice made federal stating that Georgia state laws were unconstitutional

Indian Removal

1832 - 1842

Between these dates 19 tribes had been removed

Treaty of Payne's Landing

1832

And exchange of land between Federal government and Native Americans

Standing Bear goes to court

1879

Native Americans were now considered as humans by law but were not citizens of the United States

General Allotment Act

1887

Gives the government authority to break up the Native Americans land

U.S. Citizens

1924

Native Americans are allowed to gain citizenship in the United States.

Right to Vote

1962

Native Americans get the right to vote

Tribal Self-government

1969 - 1974

Local self governments of tribes is legal

American Presidents

George Washington

1789 - 1797

John Adams

1797 - 1801

Thomas Jefferson

1801 - 1809

James Madison

1809 - 1817

James Monroe

1817 - 1825

J. Quincy Adams

1825 - 1829

Andrew Jackson

1829 - 1837

M. Van Buren

1837 - 1841

William Harrison

1841

John Tyler

April, 1841 - 1845

James Polk

1845 - 1849

Zachary Taylor

1849 - July, 1850

Millard Fillmore

1850 - 1853

Franklin Pierce

1853 - 1857

James Buchanan

1857 - 1861

Abraham Lincoln

1861 - 1865

Events