The Traumatic History Of Trail Of Tears!

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The Traumatic History Of Trail Of Tears!

The Indian Removal Act was signed by President Andrew Jackson to allow unsettled lands west of the Mississippi in exchange for Indian lands. Cherokees were forced to migrate west by the United States government which led to the death of 4,000 Cherokees known as the "Trail of Tears. " Take this quiz to test your knowledge about the history of Andrew Jackson, the Trail of Tears, and the Indian Removal Act. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was Andrew Jackson?
    • A. 

      The president of the United States

    • B. 

      The leader of the Cherokees

    • C. 

      An American Soldier

    • D. 

      A farmer

    • E. 

      A wealthy business man

  • 2. 
    What was the Indian removal act?
    • A. 

      An act to move all Indians into civilized homes

    • B. 

      An act to make all Indians slaves

    • C. 

      An act to remove all Indians to the great plains or present day Oklahoma

    • D. 

      An act to kill all Indians

    • E. 

      An act to remove all Americans to the great plains or present day Oklahoma

  • 3. 
    What was the Trail of Tears?
    • A. 

      A route to the ocean

    • B. 

      A journey where all Indians were taken from there homes and forced to walk to a new location

    • C. 

      A book that Andrew Jackson wrote about his presidency

    • D. 

      The first ship to travel around the world

  • 4. 
    What year was the Indian Removal act?
    • A. 

      1830

    • B. 

      1975

    • C. 

      1840

    • D. 

      2008

  • 5. 
    When was Jackson elected president?
    • A. 

      1200

    • B. 

      1700

    • C. 

      1828

    • D. 

      1822

  • 6. 
    Name the 5 civilized tribes
    • A. 

      Cherokee,Creek,Chickasaw,Seminole,Choctaw

    • B. 

      Cherokee,Creek,Chickasaw,Seminole,Coriole

    • C. 

      Creek,Black Hawks,Chindels,Seminole,Sertoes

    • D. 

      Chickasaw,Chantalot,River,Soktaw,Chartneir

  • 7. 
    Where was the Native Americans new territory?
    • A. 

      Great Plains/present day Oklahoma

    • B. 

      Illinios

    • C. 

      Georgia

    • D. 

      New York

  • 8. 
    Why did Andrew Jackson want to expand the United States?
    • A. 

      Because he hated Indians

    • B. 

      The industrial revolution required construction of new factories and manufacturers

    • C. 

      To make more houses

    • D. 

      To build a goldmine

  • 9. 
    Which five states did Native Americans cross during the Trail of Tears?
    • A. 

      North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Louisianna

    • B. 

      Mississippi, Florda, Kentucky, Alabama, Texas

    • C. 

      Ohio, Alabama, Maine, Massachusetts, New York

    • D. 

      North Carolina, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma

  • 10. 
    How many Cherokees were forced on the Trail of Tears?
    • A. 

      4,000

    • B. 

      17,000

    • C. 

      200,000

    • D. 

      170,000

  • 11. 
    What was a cause of the Cherokee's deaths?
    • A. 

      Murder

    • B. 

      Disease

    • C. 

      Lack of food and water

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    When was the Trail of Tears
    • A. 

      1838-1839

    • B. 

      1983-1984

    • C. 

      1234-1235

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    What was most soldiers opinion on the trail of tears?
    • A. 

      Kill them all!

    • B. 

      I hate doing this

    • C. 

      What is the point?

    • D. 

      None of the above