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* Cherokee Constitution: https://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/active_learning/explo

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* Cherokee Constitution: https://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/active_learning/explorations/indian_removal/cherokee_constitution.cfm
* U.S. Constitution: https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/constitution
Compare and contrast the Cherokee Constitution with the U.S. Constitution. What areas of similarity do you see? What are the key differences? Be sure to use specifics from the posted excerpt. If you just summarize from another website, you will lack the details you need. It will also be obvious if you are referring to segments that are not even in the excerpt provided. Note that the excerpt only has part of the Cherokee Constitution so observations on how it is missing some parts are not relevant because it is just an excerpt, not the entire text.
As a quick note of explanation, the excerpt discusses the ownership of Cherokee land. Here is an explanation of how it works: any citizen of the Cherokee Nation is able to claim an unused portion of the Cherokee Nation for themselves. In other words, if nobody else is using it, then they may use that land and they will keep whatever they grow or produce on that land. The land, however, is still the common property of the Cherokee Nation, meaning it belongs to all Cherokees. As such, no Cherokee person may sell the land. Now, if a Cherokee decides to move to another part of the Cherokee Nation, they may sell the improvements on the land–homes, barns, other buildings–to a fellow Cherokee but they still cannot sell the land itself.

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