Chapter 7 Questions
1. What is the major theme (recurring
idea) in this chapter.
2. What evidence does Zinn cite to illustrate the overall impact
of Indian removal?
3. Contrast Thomas Jeffersonís views as Secretary of State
concerning Indian policy with those during his presidency. Why did
his views change?
4. Explain Zinnís use of irony when describing the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.
5. How does Andrew Jacksonís early political/military career
6. How does Zinnís view of the War of 1812 contrast with traditional histories?
7. Create a basic outline of Jacksonís Indian-related activities and their significance prior to his presidency (treaties, land speculation, etc.)
8. Explain Zinnís view of Arthur Schlesingerís The Age of Jackson and Marvin Meyersí The Jacksonian Persuasion.
9. Describe evidence Zinn utilizes to assess the views of Lewis Cass vis-ŗ-vis Native American policy.
10. Create a table illustrating the fate of major Southeastern Indian tribes.
11. To what extent did the Cherokee nation change its culture in
order to survive
12. For what purpose does Zinn juxtapose the Nullification Controversy of 1832 and the enforcement of Worcester v. Georgia?
13. Explain the significance of the phrase: "As long as grass
grows or water runs."