U.S. found gold on native American territory in 1829 and this led to the Choctaw and later the Cherokee.
The Indian Removal Act gets passed through Congress and then sets off to the president to be signed into a law. Andrew Jackson convinced the Cherokee to sign a treaty to give their land and the U.S paid 5 million dollars.
The Indian removal act was sighed by the president. He also convinced the Native americans leaders to sign a treaty to sell their land.
Most native americans were not excited to leave their homeland. The first tribe to be forced off their land was the Choctaw tribe.
General Winfeild Scott led the soldiers who led the native Americans off their land. Much of the new land promised to the native Americans was later taken away.
4,000 Cherokee people died on the forced march known as the "Trail of Tears"