Handout B: Indian Removal, Constitutional Principles, and Civic Virtue
Directions: Given the following Constitutional principles, analyze the listed documents and determine which principles are either embedded in, or decidedly absent from, those documents. In the third column, provide a brief explanation.
Constitutional Principles: majority rule versus minority rights; representation; separation of powers; property rights
|Document||Constitutional Principles||Does the document reflect this principle? Why or why not?|
|Andrew Jackson’s First and Second Messages to Congress|
|The Indian Removal Act|
|Worcester v. Georgia (1831) and Cherokee Nation v. Georgia (1831)|
|Treaty of New Echota|