How Did The Indian Removal Affect The Trail Of Tears

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The Trail of tears was when Andrew Jackson forced the Cherokee tribe to give up all of their land east of the mississippi river. In 1829, Andrew Jackson signed the Indian removal policy, to make it so the Indians would get with drawn from the east of the Mississippi River and relocate them to the west of the Mississippi River. The tribes that were affected were the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole. These tribes had to leave their homeland and get relocated to the west of the Mississippi River against their will, so that slave owners could use their land for slavery. Andrew Jackson illegally forced the Cherokee tribe off of their land because the Supreme court ruled that the state of Mississippi couldn't make treaties or do anything that was on Cherokee land. The Supreme court could have ruled the Indian removal act unconstitutional.
The Trail of tears was very harsh on the native americans and made them lose over 4,000 Cherokee members. The treaty of new echota made the Cherokee tribe move the west of the Mississippi River and would pay them money not exceeding 5 million dollars. The Treaty was signed by 3 Cherokee members and they didn't tell their tribe that they signed it, this angered the Cherokee tribe and the result was the three tribe members that …show more content…

Congress was ruled by the Jacksonians and they were democratic and the anti-Jacksonians were republican, so every time Andrew Jackson wanted to pass a law it usually got passed because Congress was on his side. “Jackson refused to believe that Native American tribes were sovereign and thus viewed Indian treaties as an absurdity. Ultimately, he forcibly removed a number of tribes, most notoriously the Cherokee, from their homes.”(Warshauer). The supreme court should have done something to andrew jackson for violating the act that was passed but they

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