President Andrew Jackson, a man of the frontier himself, supported the settlers' demanded for Native American land. Jackson had fought the Creek and Seminole peoples in Georgia and Florida. In his inaugural Address, he stated he intended to move ll Native Americans great plains.
As American nations expand westward by the 1830s, many Native Americans still lived in the eastern part of the country. The " Five civilized Tribes" the Cherokee, creek, Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw- lived in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida. These tribes had established farming societies with successful economies.
In 1830 president Jackson pushed the Indian Removal Act through Congress. The act allowed the federal government to pay Native Americans to move west Jackson then sent officals to make