History Peer Discussion
The statement is incomplete in its depiction of the events that led to the Cherokees'
evacuation. It was not their land that drove the Cherokees to flee. It was a significant element,
but as each group's hatred for the other grew, state and federal officials felt compelled to
expel the Cherokees. The Georgians didn't want the Cherokees there, so they started making
up stories about them behaving badly. They were also after the cotton-growing terrain. In my
topic of Quebec Immigration, I can present perspectives from both those who migrated from
Quebec and those who lived in New England at the time of their movement. Instead of just
presuming one side was correct, I'm giving an overview of both viewpoints.
"In preparation for the Cherokee removal, state and federal authorities were entirely
driven by a desire to acquire the Indians' territory," isn't accurate. Although this only depicts
a tiny portion of the problem, I believe the statement would be more truthful if it did. Local
motives from state and federal authorities in planning for the Cherokee removal stemmed
from a lack of understanding of Native Americans' culture and a fear of what they would do
to their own. This was also prompted by a desire to make use of the resources available on
the land. Because of a lack of understanding and communication, there was uncertainty and
defects that the Georgians saw as a source of anxiety, and they wanted to be the first to act to
avoid an uprising and Cherokee takeover.
In my own subject of "Personal Computing," I'd want to investigate the developers'
ideas and motivations for developing some of the first personal computers. The competition
to produce the best personal computer in the late 1970s and early 1980s was strong, and at
times vicious. As a result, many smaller businesses have gone out of business, and many