President Andrew Jackson, a man of the frontier himself, supported the settlers demand for __Native American land. He had fought the Creek and Seminole people during the War of 1812. In his Inaugural Address, he stated that he intended to move all Native Americans to the Great Plains
The Cherokee Nation (1832)
As American expanded westward by the 1830s, many Native Americans still lived in the ______ part of the country. The “Five Civilized Tribes” - Cherokee, Creek, Seminole,______, and Choctaw. These tribes had established _______societies with successful _______.
Indian Territory (1834)
In 1830 President __Andrew Jackson_____ pushed the Indian Removal Act through Congress. The act allowed the federal government to pay. Native Americans to move __west___. Some ______ ______ refused and most felt they were forced to __accept payment for__ their lands. .
Trail of Tears (1835)
The _Cherokee_____ however, refused to give up their land. They __recognized__ the state of Georgia eventually their case reach the _Supreme Court_____ _____. In Worcester v. Georgia (1832) Chief Justice John _Marshall_____ ruled that Georgia had no right to interfere with the Cherokee. President ___Andrew Jackson___ supported Georgia;s efforts to __remove____ the Cherokee. He declared that he would _ignore____ the Supreme Court.
American settlers wanted to force the ____Native American _____ to leave their land and move __west_ Many Americans settlers believed that the area west of the ____Missouri___ was dry and seemed unsuitable for farming. They thought that if they moved the ____ _______to that region, the n
With 7,000 federal troops, General ___Scott_____ ______ threatened to use force if the Cherokee did not leave. Filled with sadness and anger, the Cherokee _Nation_____ gave in and the long march to the West began. Around 4,000____Cherokee____ died from starvation, disease, and exposure to brutal _weather_____. Their forced journey west became known to the as the Trail of Tears.