1. How did John Ross' dealings with the United States government impact the organization of the Cherokee Nation?
Founder and chief of the Cherokee Nation, John Ross took elements of the United States government to structure the new Cherokee Nation. It had a constitution, government, and court system similar to the United States. The goal was to preserve the lives of Cherokees by adopting many of the customs and laws of whites.
2. Describe how the Cherokee Nation was impacted by the Indian Removal Act of 1830.
The Indian Removal Act of 1830 gave the United States government legal authority to evict Native Americans from Georgia and distribute the land to whites through lotteries. Like other Native American groups, Cherokees were forced from their native homeland to Oklahoma in an event known as the Trail of Tears.