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Inquiry Question

Historical Context





Table of

United States History Standards for Grades 5-12

The Trail of Tears
and the Forced Relocation of the Cherokee Nation

relates to the following National Standards for History:

    Era 4: Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)

  • Standard 1B- The student understands federal and state Indian policy and the strategies for survival forged by Native Americans.
  • Standard 2E- The student understands the settlement of the West.

    Era 6: The Development of the Industrial United States (1870-1900)

  • Standard 4A- The student understands various perspectives on federal Indian policy, westward expansion, and the resulting struggles.


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