Andrew Jackson's Presidency

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president Andrew Jackson supports the idea of moving Native Americans out west for their land and to end the conflict between them and the settlers.

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  • Look at this! All the Indians have great land for farming. We need to get rid of them!
  • i suppose you are right... you do seem to have a point.
  • what an amazing idea
  • Why dont we move the Natives for better farming land?
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  • Indian Removal Act
  • The Indian Removal Act was signed by President Andrew Jackson on May 28, 1830. The law authorized the president to negotiate with southern Native American tribes for their removal to federal territory west of the Mississippi River in exchange for their lands.The act enjoyed strong support from the non-Indian peoples of the South, but there was a large amount of resistance from the Indian tribes, the Whig Party, and whites in the northeast, especially New England. The Cherokee worked together as an independent nation to stop this relocation. However, the Cherokee were unsuccessful in their attempt to keep their land and were eventually forcibly removed by the United States government in a march to the west that later became known as the Trail of Tears.
  • Worcester v.s Georgia 
  • White settlers demand Native American land
  • I now rule that Georgia has no right to interfere with the cherokee
  • President Jackson supports the idea of removing Native Americans
  • Georgia
  • Cherokee
  • 1830 ~ President Jakcson pushed he Indian Removal Act through Congress.
  • We shall move on with the Indian Removal act!
  • Judge Marshall ruled that Georgia had no right to interfere with the Cherokees.
  • The Cherokee could no longer be forced to move west....or so they thought.
  • President Jackson ignored the courts decision
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