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Standard 5.0 History

Topic B. Emergence, Expansion and Changes in Nations and Empires

Indicator 3. Evaluate westward movement in the United States before 1877

Objective c. Analyze the impact of westward movement on relations with Native Americans, such as treaty relations, land acquisition and the policy of Indian Removal

Brief Constructed Response (BCR) Item

Assuming the role of a Native American leader, students will write a reaction to Andrew Johnson’s remarks on Indian Removal from his first annual address to Congress, which can be found at