Why Is The Indian Removal Act Called The Trail Of Tears

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Trail of Tear

In the 19th century, the U.S. decides to expand it territories into the homelands of the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Seminole (also known as the “Five Civilized Tribes”). Destroying the homes of the natives all for growing cotton. Such an unlawful act for a selfish reason. Starting with Andrew Jackson and the Indian removal act leading to tension rising between the tribes. Contributing to the to the split of the cherokees at pea ridge and the battle of Wilson's creek.

What is the trials of the tears? The trail of the tears was the forced removal of the Five Civilized tribes (Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Seminole). All cause by the Indian removal act of 1830. When Andrew Jackson forcefully
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As many of us would when the Native Americans lost their loved land and possessions along with animal and even loved ones lost on the trail they would cry. Some say that as they cried their tears would dry up and crystallise creating a path… In conclusion the trail of tears was one of the many unlawful acts out government has done. Andrew Jackson went against the supreme court and was not reprehensible for his actions? It all started in 1830 with the indian removal act. Which was the forced removal of the five civilized tribes ( cherokee, Creek, choctaw, chickasaw, seminole) off their homeland so that we would have land to farm cotton. How disappointing that we would of forced people that were not a threat off their home lands and force them to walk over 2,000 miles covering nine states! Thousands almost 4,000 just from disease almost 8,00 total. Weather was terrible terrain was tough disputes broke out among guards and natives it was hell! Reservations were cramped and torturous not being able to hunt that's what they were brought up to do. Things were promised were fulfilled, like how we said they would be paid for their losses in the east and that their would be an abundance of food which were both lies. To sum it up it was wrong what our nation did, but know we have learned from our mistakes and hopefully won't make a similar mistake or one of the same
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