Indian Removal Act Of 1830 Essay

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America in the 1830’s was bigger than it had ever been, and expansion was just beginning. Americans were packing up their belongings and moving west to start new states, new cities and new lives for their families. Thomas Jefferson’s idea of Manifest Destiny was truly coming to light but sadly, it came at the expense of the many Native American tribes. Following the Indian Removal Act of 1830 that was signed by the current President Andrew Jackson, many Native American tribes living in what was now southeast America, were forced to leave their homes and migrate west. The removal of these tribes left more land for white Americans to settle in without the threat of attacks from Native tribes. Many tries including the Muscogee, Creek, and Seminole tribes were removed from their homes, but it was the Cherokee tribe that suffered the most. For the Cherokee nation the struggle to stay on their land they occupied in the state of Georgia, came long before the Indian Removal Act. In the 1820’s the state of Georgia was trying to convince the federal government to remove the Cherokees living with the states…show more content…
Worcester, Elizur Butler and several other missionaries for living in Cherokee territory in Cherokee territory without a permit. The missionaries who were a part of the American Board for Foreign Missions were sentenced to four years imprisonment. These missionaries then appealed to the Supreme Court, who deemed in the case of Worcester vs Georgia, that Georgia did not have the power to extend the state laws within territories that weren 't under their control, in the case, the Cherokee territories. Therefore Worcester and the other missionaries were not in Georgia 's area of jurisdiction and neither were the Cherokee, the state could not interfere. Chief Justice John Marshall who presided over the case deem Native American tribes as separate and sovereign nations with legitimate titles that deserved to stay on their
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