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Why Is Indian Removal Act Wrong

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4,000 Native American Cherokees died on the dreadful, around 1,000 mile journey to the Oklahoma territory. The United States forced them to move out west. But why wasn’t the U.S government justified to do this? There were two main reasons the Indian Removal Act was wrong.
The first reason is that the 5th amendment states, “No person shall be…deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law…” Taking the Native Americans land with the Indian Removal Act violates one of the amendments. The Native Americans did have a trial but nothing was done of it.
Another reason the Indian Removal Act was unjust was because the Supreme Court said so! In the 1832 case Worcester vs. Georgia the court ruled the Cherokee Nation as being sovereign.
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