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Updated: 4/17/2020
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  • The reason why the Indian Removal Act happened is because Andrew Jackson wanted the Indian's land. The land was fertile and very valuable.
  • Why did the Indian Removal Act happen?
  • American settlers moved into their newly claimed land. They cultivated crops and started communities.
  • I'm going to show you how the Indian Removal Act effected Native Americans and what the Trail of Tears was like.
  • The Indian Removal act caused many tribes, such as the Cherokee and Choctaw, to be removed from their lands and relocated.
  • The tribes had to go through difficult conditions such as snow and rain. People were dying from starvation, cold (hypothermia), and diseases. At least 4,000 Native Americans died.
  • What we learned today is that the Indian Removal Act was horrible and tragic for the Native Americans, but a good thing for the American Settlers.
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