president Andrew Jackson, a man of the frontier himsekf, supported the settlers demand for Native American land.
The Charokee Nation (1832)
as americans expanded westward by the 1830s, many native americans still lived in the eastern part os the country. the ¨five civilized tribes¨-the cherokee, creek siminole, chicksaw, and choctaw these tribes establised farming societies with successful economies.
Indian Territory (1834)
In 1830, President Jackson pushed the Indian Removal act through congress. the Native Amaricans to move west. some native american had to accept payment to theri land.
Trail Of Tears (1835)
thr cherokee refused to give up their land. the cherokee sued the state of georgia eventually the supreme court took notice, in wocester V. georfia (1832) justice john marshalled ruled that georgia had the right to intwefer whit the cherokee.
with 7,oo0 federal troops, general winfoeld Scott threatend 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 cherokke died from starvation, diesease, and exposure to the brutal weather. their forced journey west became known as the trail of tears.