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What was the Trail of Tears?
During the fall and winter of 1838 and 1839, the Cherokees were forcibly moved west by the United States government. Approximately 4,000 Cherokees died on this forced march, which became known as the "Trail of Tears."
The Indian Removal Act was signed into law by President Andrew Jackson on May 28, 1830, authorizing the president to grant unsettled lands west of the Mississippi in exchange for Indian lands within existing state borders.
Andrew Jackson's Opinion on Indian Removal
Ross fought the white settlers who were attempting to displace the Cherokee from their lands
John Ross' Opinion on Indian Removal
John Marshall's Decision on Worcester v. Georgia
He declared that the Cherokees possessed the right to live free from the state's trespasses.
My Feelings about the Trail of Tears
I feel the trail of tears was an important part of history. and that today would probably be different without the trail of tears happening.
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