President Andraw Jackson , a man of the frontier himself, supported the settlers demand for ____ ___land. He had fought the ____ and Seminole peoples during the War of 1812. In his Inaugural Address, he stated that he intended to move all Native Americans to the ____ _____..
The Cherokee Nation
In 1830 President _______ pushed the Indian Removal Act through Congress. The act allowed the federal government to ____ Native Americans to move _____. Some ______ ______ refused and most felt they were forced to ____ their lands. .
Trail of Tears
With 7,000 federal troops, General ________ ______ threatened to use force if the Cherokee did not leave. Filled with sadness and anger, the Cherokee ______ gave in and the long march to the West began. Around 4,000________ died from starvation, disease, and exposure to brutal ______. Their forced journey west became known to the as the Trail of Tears.