by President Andrew Jackson


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This week in class, we’re reading "Andrew Jackson's Speech to Congress on 'Indian Removal'" by President Andrew Jackson.

Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) was the seventh president of the United States. In this speech he discusses the “Indian Removal Act,” which relocated native tribes to what is now Oklahoma—but not without great loss of life by those forcibly removed, on what is now known as “The Trail of Tears.”

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of America and Prejudice & Discrimination as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How has America changed over time?" and "How does prejudice emerge?"

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