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Prompts 1-3 are based on correspondence between John Ross and Elias Boudinot regarding their views of Cherokee removal. Please number your responses. For each prompt, include specific evidence from the document and, where possible, provide additional context or supporting evidence from the textbook.
For Ross, what did the principle “endure and forbear” suggest the Cherokee should do? How did Ross view the “principles of white men”? How did they differ from the principles of Cherokees?
According to Boudinot, why was removal “the only course left”? Why was “the moral condition” of the Cherokees an inducement for removal? What would be the result of following Ross’s plan and not leaving ancestral lands in the East?
How did Ross and Boudinot differ in their views of whites and of state and federal governments? How did they differ in their views of Cherokees? What did each see as the most important sources of security and safety?
Initial discussion posts should be at least 250-300 words long. Stronger posts will be longer because they will go into more depth, detail, and elaboration while addressing the prompts. The assignment will be assessed based on critical thinking and analysis; writing mechanics (spelling, grammar, syntax, etc.), and stimulating discussion with your peers (i.e. providing substantive replies that reflect critical thought). Discussion assignments are an opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge and mastery of the course material. To earn full points, please go beyond minimum expectations.