President Andrew Jackson, a man of the frontier himself,supported the settlers' demand for Native American land. Jackson had fought the Creek and Seminole peoples in Georgia and Florida. In his Inaurgural Address, he stated that he intended to move all Native Americans to Great Plains.
The Cherokee Nation (1832)
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As american settlers expanded westward by 1830, many Native Americans still lived in the eastern part of the country. The Five Civilized Tribes- Cherokee, Creek, Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw. These Tribes had established farming societies with successful economics.
Indian Territory (1834)
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In 1930 president Jackson pushed the Indian Removal Act through congress..The act allowed the federal government to pay Native Americans to move west. Some native Americans refused and most felt they wee forced to accept payment their lands.
Trail of Tears (1835)
The Cherokee however, refused to give their land. The Cherokee recognized the sate of Georgia eventually their case reach the supreme court. In Worcester v. Georgia (1832) chief justice John Marshall ruled the Georgia had no right to interfere the Cherokee. President Jackson support Georgia; s efforts to ruled the Cherokee. He declared that he'd would ignore the supreme court .
American settlers wanted to forced native Americans to leave their landed and move west. Many Americans settlers believed that the area west of the Mississippi was dry and seemed unsuitable for farming. They thought that if they moved the Native Americans to that region the nation's conflict or land would be over. In 1834 congress 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 Scott threatened 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 Cherokee died from starvation,disease, and exposure to brutal weather. The forced journey west became known as the Trail of Tears.