Indian Removal Act 1830

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The Indian Removal Act was signed into law in 1830 by President Andrew Jackson. The act provided for the general control over the Native Americans from east of the Mississippi River to lands west, which was the Indian’s Territory. Even though, the removal was meant to be voluntary, the removal became a law. Thousands of Indian people including nearly the whole population of Indians that had lived in the southeastern United States were moved to the west. The first removal treaty to follow the passage of the Indian Removal Act was with the Choctaw Nation in 1830. In 1838 the Cherokee Nation was forcibly removed to reserved areas in what has been called “The Trail of Tears.” It is estimated that almost 8,000 Cherokee people died on the forced
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