zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzxzzzzzPresident Andrew Jackson, a man of the frontier himself, supported the settlers demand for Native American land. He had fought the Cherokee and Seminole people during the War of 1812. In his Inaugural Address, he stated that he intended to move all Native Americans to the west.
The Cherokee Nation(1832)
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As American Settlers 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 New societies with successful Tribes
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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 refused and most felt they were forced to give their land
Trail of Tears(1835)
The Cherokee however, refused to give up their land. The Cherokee Appealed 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 Andrew Jackson supported Georgia;s efforts to remove the Cherokee. He declared that he would ignore the Supreme Court.
American settlers wanted to force the ____ _____ to leave their land and move West. Many Americans settlers believed that the area west of the was dry and seemed unsuitable for farming. They thought that if they moved to that region, the nation’s conflict for land would be over. In 1834 President Jackson 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 Winfield Scott 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_Cherokee died from starvation, disease, and exposure to brutal _Diseases_. Their forced journey west became known to the as the Trail of Tears.