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  • President Andrew 1828
  • We will take Native American land
  • Five Civalized Tribes 1829
  • Wohoo
  • Indian Remove Act 1830
  • why do we have to leave
  • 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 Cherokke 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
  • We dont want to go west.
  • In 1830 President Jackson pushed the Indian Removal Act through Congress. The act allowed the federal government to pay Native Americans to move west. Some Native Americans refused and most felt they were forced to pay their lands.
  • Trail Of Tears 1834
  • The cherokke however, refused to give up their land. The Cherokee sued the state of Georgia eventually their case reach the Supreme Court. 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.
  • No
  • American 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
  •  With 7,000 federal troops, General Scott threatened to use force if the Cherokee did not leave. Filled with sadness and anger, the Cherokee leaders 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.
  • Why
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