The Effects Of The Removal Act

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In 1830, Andrew Jackson signed what was known as the “Removal Act”. This Removal act authorized the president to grant unsettled lands west of the Mississippi in exchange for Indian lands within existing state borders. Few tribe move peacefully. If an Indian tribe would not go willingly, the U.S. army would come and force them. Even then some tribe would still resist and to the sad end they were crushed. One Indian tribe that did not going willingly was the Cherokee. In 1838-39, when the Army came to force them out, they could no longer resist. The Cherokee had to give up their land and were forced to move to Oklahoma. The Cherokee people called this journey the "Trail of Tears," because of its devastating effects. The migrants faced hunger,
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