SS8H5 – Growth in Georgia and the U.S. between 1789 & 1840

Primary Sources

Use the links at the bottom of the thumbnails to see the original item on the relevant site or to download a PDF. For a full bibliography of sources for this set see the teacher guide. Continue to page two for other literary and informational texts, links to websites and suggested search terms.

Supreme court opinion in the case Samuel A. Worcester versus the State of Georgia. The opinion of the court was given by Chief Justice John Marshal. Courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society.
Link to transcript of the court opinion at the Legal Information Institute

This letter was written by Georgia Governor George Gilmer to Samuel Worcester, missionary to the Cherokee Indians in New Echota. The letter was sent on May 16th, 1831. Digital Library of Georgia.
Download PDF of letter with transcript
Link to letter on Digital Library of Georgia

In this first edition of the Cherokee Phoenix, published in 1828, the entire Cherokee Constitution is printed in the Cherokee language and English. Digital Library of Georgia.
Download PDF of the full edition
Link to transcript of Constitution from PBS

Mulberry Grove Plantation Drawing, 1794. Artist Unknown, Courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society
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Land grant for lot 829 in Cherokee County, Georgia granted to Elisha Strickland of Meriwether County, Georgia on January 13, 1832. Courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society.
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A map of the Indian Nations in the Southern Department 1766. Courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society.
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