Native American History

The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate a thoughtful approach to making a difficult decision with important ethical implications for society. A well-structured submission, with attention to proper mechanics of writing, will enhance your ability to communicate your ideas; however, the substance of your answers to the questions below will determine your grade for this assignment.Prior to completing this assignment:Access the PBS documentary, We Shall Remain, Episode 3: “Trail of Tears”Links to an external site., available through the NLC Library’s electronic database, Films on Demand. This film is one hour and fifteen minutes long. If the link above does not work, look for NLC Library inside your ACES and click it. Then look for A-Z Database List in the middle of the page and click it to find the Films on Demands. In the search box at the top, type or paste We Shall Remain, Episode 3: “Trail of Tears”.Access the “Eight Key Questions”Links to an external site. (8KQ) of ethical decision-making framework developed by James Madison University.Assignment InstructionsStep One—Ethical self-awareness: State which of the 8KQ you find the most important in ethical decision making, regardless of the specific situation. Analyze why you consider this key question to be your most important guide to ethical decision making and examine the factors in your life that help explain why you believe this.Step Two—Ethical issue recognition: As you watch the documentary, pay attention to the decisions made by the Cherokee When faced with the Indian Removal Act of 1830, the film highlighted two distinct responses from these leaders—(1) the response of Major Ridge, his son John Ridge, and Elias Boudinot, and (2) the response of the elected Cherokee Principal Chief, John Ross. For this section of the assignment, choose one of those responses. Describe the ethical dilemmas faced by the leader(s), and the possible decisions that were available in response to those ethical dilemmas. Also, describe the implications of those possible decisions for the Cherokee people at the time.Step Three—Application of ethical perspectives/concepts: Refer to the 8KQ above. Analyze the most important Key Question that you think applied to the decisions facing the leader(s) you chose to examine. To what conclusion would that Key Question lead if it was applied to the decision-making regarding the ethical dilemmas you identified in Step Two.Step Four—Evaluation of different perspectives/concepts: Carefully weigh the conclusions of your analysis in the previous steps. What was the most ethical course of action for the leader(s) to take, at the time, and why? Minimum Length: 2000 wordsNLC Academic Integrity Policy: College personnel with administrative authority may initiate disciplinary proceedings against a student accused of scholastic dishonesty. “Scholastic dishonesty” includes, but is not limited to, cheating on a test, plagiarism, and collusion. See Student Code of Conduct in the Student Handbook for more details.

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