Friday, May 12, 2017

The Devided Nation

During the 1800's and early 1900's people flocked westward. They found the freedom to expand into their land and fill it out. They believed that it was their duty as Americans to use the land well, so they picked up and moved with pride. However, not everyone felt so peachy about this plan. To some people there was a severe emotional conflict and it wasn't just the fear of a new place.

In order to move to the west, they had to move what was there previously. Clearing forests, destroying beautiful land and worst of all forcing the Native Americans to move away or even kill them. They thought that forcing them to move would be alright, but  the long walks left most dead or without home. This is yet another instance when our freedom leads to elimination of freedom for others. 

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