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  • I think it is a great idea President Jackson!
  • Yes of course.
  • Do you think an Indian Removal Act is a good idea?
  • As my Vice President I would like for you to be honest with me.
  • Before they could start their long walk they had to stay in camps. Illness broke out and as many as 2,000 Cherokee died.
  • The Trail of Tears was part of the Indian Removal Act.  They tried to relocate 15,000 Cherokee.
  • Cherokees from North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee were relocated to the Indian Territory. 
  • The bad weather and little to no food led 2,000 more deaths to occur. 
  • About one quarter of the population of the Cherokee died at the end of the Trail of Tears.
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