Cherokee Pros And Cons

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In 1828, Georgia passed a string of laws that violated the rights of the Cherokee people. One of the law passed by the state of Georgia also allowed the removal of the Cherokee from their own land After the settlers that were after the natives land had been burn and destroying houses and towns, and trespassing among other things, with the support of the state government the Cherokee’s brought a case to the supreme court. The treaties negotiated between Georgia and the Cherokee were negotiated as the Cherokee as an Independent Nation, this guaranteed the independence of both the land and the people of the Cherokee Nations. Cherokee tried negotiating with congress and Andrew Jackson, both of which failed. The Cherokee Nation, represented by John Ross who was the principal chief of the Cherokee’s, then filed for an Injunction at the Supreme Court against Georgia repeal the unfair laws. …show more content…

Georgia (1831), found that there wasn’t enough jurisdiction to hear the case and could not resolve it. However, the Cherokee Nation did receive sympathy from the Court due to the hardships they had faced, but even though the Cherokee people are an independent nation they also were dependent on surrounding country of the United States. The Court also stated that while “foreign nations” were included in the constitution “Indian nations” were not and therefore the Supreme Court was not authorized to hear a case for “Indian nations”, and dismissed the case.(PBS) However, the judge, chief justice John Marshall ruled that “the Cherokees constituted a "domestic, dependent nation" that existed under the guardianship of the United States.”

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