Native Americans were forced from their homes in Georgia, the Carolinas, and Florida; then, were forced to walk to present-day Oklahoma to find new homes. The Trail of Tears is the worst American tragedy because the Native Americans were forced to leave their homes, to travel across the country just to find a home, to establish their own civilizations, tribe leaders began to betray their tribes, and many died due to the genocide. First, the Europeans forced the Native Americans from their homes because the Europeans needed a place to live. The Europeans also found gold on the Cherokee land. This resulted in the Georgia Gold Rush.
Andrew Jackson had heard of the divorce betwee... ... middle of paper ... ...of advisors that Jackson had. As Andrew Jackson’s term progressed he had to deal with Indian Removal which was a controversial issue. All tribes had a short amount of time to gather their belongings and they were forced to move to the west. The tribe called “The Seminoles” refused to leave and federal troops had to step in to fight. The war cost more than fifteen million dollars which was a tragedy.
During his presidency many legal issues came about when he did not follow the treaties made by the National Government with the Cherokee Nations. Perhaps the most controversial element of Jackson’s presidency was his strategy regarding Cherokees, which involved a mass filtering of ethnic groups. Jackson was a great supporter of a policy known as Indian removal. The movement of the Cherokee Indians was also known as the ‘Trail of Tears’, which was one of the saddest events in the history of United States, where thousands of Cherokees were stripped of their land in Georgia and were forced to march across the nation in search of a new home. Many tribes and portions of tribes had been removed to Arkansas Territory and further west of the Mississippi River as they suffered tragedy and a mass loss in numbers.
The Indian Removal Act was passed by Congress in order to allow the growth of the United States to continue without the interference of the Native Americans. Jackson believed that the Native Americans were inferior to white settlers and wanted to force them west of the Mississippi. He believed that the United States would not expand past that boundary, so the Native Americans could govern themselves. Jackson evicted thousands of Native Americans from their homes in Georgia and the Carolinas and even disregarded the Supreme Court’s authority and initiated his plan of forcing the Natives’ on the trail of tears. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Indians, however Jackson ignored the ruling and continued with his plan.
However, Andrew Jackson simply did not care, and he m... ... middle of paper ... ...al law was the supreme law of the land. South Carolina had declared the tariff of 1832 unconstitutional, and thought they had the right to not abide by it (Ellis). Jackson would not take any shots at his power, and issued the Force Bill in 1832 (Ellis). The Bill allowed the military to step in and force and nullifiers in South Carolina to recognize the federally issued tariff (Ellis). Jackson then also issued the Wilkins Act, which allowed him to enforce the federal tariff of 1832 in South Carolina (Ellis).
Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson was born in the Waxhaws near the border of North and South Carolina, on March 15, 1767. When Andrew Jackson was born, no one probably guessed that he would be the seventh president of the United States of America. He wasn’t a “high class” person or had all the same credentials, but he became a war hero thus lifting him to his presidency. Andy Jackson was born the third child of Scotch-Irish parents. Jackson’s father, also named Andrew, died as a result of a logging accident just before Andy’s birth.
In a letter to George Washington, Knox says we should first is to destroy the Indians with an army, and the second is to make peace with them. The Indian Trade and Intercourse Act of 1793 began to put Knox’s plan into effect. The federal government’s promise of supplying the Indians with animals, agricultural tool... ... middle of paper ... ... the unwilling tribes west of the Mississippi. In Jackson’s letter to General John Coffee on April 7, 1832, he explained that the Cherokees were still in Georgia, and that they ought to leave for their own benefit because destruction will come upon them if they stay. By 1835, most eastern tribes had unwillingly complied and moved west.
In 1830, Georgia wanted to regain control of the Cherokee. Georgia sought to invalidate the Cherokee constitution by saying that the Cherokee laws were void as of June 1, 1830. Then in order to win back their rights that were taken away, sought an injunction to repeal the voiding of those laws, but that injunction was denied (Baker 3). Later, another attack on the government’s power was launched through the case of Worcester vs. Georgia. Worcester argued against the constitutionality of the Indian Removal Act.
“The Cherokee, on the other hand, were tricked with an illegitimate treaty. In 1833, a small faction agreed to sign a removal agreement: the Treaty of New Echota. The leaders of this group were not the recognized leaders of the Cherokee nation, and over 15,000 Cherokees -- led by Chief John Ross -- signed a petition in protest. The Supreme Court ignored their demands and ratified the treaty in 1836. The Cherokee were given two years to migrate voluntarily, at the end of which time they would be forcibly removed.
When the North and the South started getting chippy, and the word “secede” became a more popular word down in the South, Sherman warned his southern friend... ... middle of paper ... ...ich simply means “a war that is unrestricted in terms of the weapons used, the territory or combatants involve. When Grant became president in 1869, William Sherman took over as general of the U.S. Army. His duty was to protect construction of the railroads from attacks by hostile Indians. Believing the Native Americans were an unnecessary impediment of progress, he ordered total destruction of the warring tribes. In February 1884, Sherman retired from the Army.