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  • Five Civilized Tribes
  • Five Civilized Tribes
  • Indian Remove Act
  • 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
  • President _____  _____, 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
  • They wanted to force the ____ to leave their land and move ___  Many Americans ______ believed that the area west of the _______i 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. They ____ the state of Georgia eventually their case reach the ______  _____. 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.
  • 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.
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