Compare And Contrast The Cherokee Removal Of American Indians

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Cherokee, Cheyenne, Seminoles Option #2 During the nineteenth-century, the federal Indian policy changed and it forced the removal or relocation of many different Indian tribes. The federal government sought to expand its control of territory and resources across America. The one big problem the U.S. faced were the Indians who resisted their removal.
Georgia signed the Compact of 1802 which stated that if Georgia were to give up their western claims, the U.S. would eradicate American Indian land titles in Georgia and remove them (Lecture 14). One of the tribes in Georgia was the Cherokees. The Cherokees created the 1827 Cherokee Constitution which recognized their sovereignty (Lecture 14). The Cherokees restructured their government and declared that they were a sovereign nation and could not be removed from their lands (Lecture 14). Georgia was infuriated by this and responded by extending its jurisdiction over the Cherokees (Lecture 14). The state annexed the Cherokee land and abolished their newly formed government. In 1830 President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act, forcing the Cherokees in Georgia to relocate to other Indian lands in the west. In addition, the state of Georgia expanded its state laws over the Cherokees (Lecture 14). John Ross, the …show more content…

The Second Seminole War (1835-1842) was the result of the United States government attempting to force the Seminoles to leave Florida. The Seminoles refused to leave their land and war then broke out. At the end of the war, the U.S. had sent most of the Seminoles to reservations in the west. The 2nd Seminole War is regarded as the most expensive Indian conflict the U.S. had. The Third Seminole War (1855–1858) resulted from renewed efforts to track down the remaining Seminoles in Florida. There was little bloodshed because United States payed the remaining few Seminoles to move

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