In the 1830s, the Native American tribe of the Cherokees living in Georgia, were being pushed out of their holmes and their rights were being taken away.
A man named Samuel Worcester lived on Cherokee land and stood for the Natives rights. When law passed that siad no non-native American people were allowed to occupy the Indian territories, it pushed him over the edge. This is what caused him to go to the Supreme Court.
This is UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!!!!!!
On Feb 20, 1832 they went to court. The verdict ruled in favor of Worcester and it became law that states had no athority over Cherokee territory. Marshall partially ruled this in to protect the Native Americans from futher distruction.
All in favor of Worecestor say I!
The courtcase was so controversial because Andrew Jackson begins up disobeying the rules. It ends up truely uncovering Jackson's disrespect for the supreme court and his ability to do whatever he wanted.
John Marshall has made his decision. Now let him enforce it!!
In 1838, Jackson enforced the Natives removal that is called the Trail of Tears. This made the Indians move to Oklahoma. They walked there.
As you can see, the Worcester v. Gerogia ruling was not nenforced. Jackson just stomped all over it and pretended it didnt even exist. In the endd, the US ended up giving the land to farmers to grow crops (cotton) to continue the growth in the US.