President, a man of the frontier himself, supported the settlers demand for land. He had fought the warand Seminole people during the War of 1812. In his Inaugural Address, he stated that he intended to move all Native Americans to the war _.
This land is not suitable for us!
And its too dry outside!
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 4,00 died from starvation, disease, and exposure to brutal Their forced journey west became known to the as the Trail of Tears.
WE CANNOT GIVE THIS LAND UP THO!
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
The Indian removal act is now through!
vAmerican settlers wanted to force the to leave their land and move Many Americans settlers believed that the area west of the was dry and seemed unsuitable for farming. They thought that if they moved the_to that region, the nation’s conflict for land would be over. In 1834 created the Indian Territory, an area in present day Oklahoma that was set aside for the relocation of Native Americans
The however, refused to give up their land. The Cherokee the state of Georgia eventually their case reach the . In Worcester v. Georgia (1832) Chief Justice John _ ruled that Georgia had no right to interfere with the Cherokee. President _supported Georgia;s efforts to the Cherokee. He declared that he would the Supreme Court.
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. .