Compare the Cherokee Constitution (documents in Perdue) with the US Constitution, and analyze why such similarities are present. What did the Cherokee hope to achieve in utilizing this blueprint? What did John Ross base his organization on, and how did the diplomacy between the two Nations fail?

Write an approximately 5-7 pp double-spaced paper on ONE of the following topics, supporting your answer from your primary texts.   This paper is to be analytical in nature, not narrative.  It should reflect your thoughts, evidence supporting a thesis, and display appropriate (but limited) citation of the sources.   You MAY NOT USE INTERNET SOURCES other than the primary texts as referenced.

 

  1. Compare the Cherokee Constitution (documents in Perdue) with the US Constitution, and analyze why such similarities are present. What did the Cherokee hope to achieve in utilizing this blueprint?  What did John Ross base his organization on, and how did the diplomacy between the two Nations fail?
  2. The biography of Olaudah Equiano, first published in 1789, was used in the abolition movement as documentation of the horrors of slavery. How would you compare the effectiveness of his biography with that of excerpts from Frederick Douglass or Sojourner Truth? (link on webpage)
  3. In developing the ideas of Manifest Destiny, compare the Monroe Doctrine and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. What ideas were incorporated into each, to advance the American expansion?  What purpose and effect did each serve?