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Andrew Jackson and the Trail of Tears The Long Bitter Trail Andrew Jackson and the Indians was written by Anthony FC Wallace In his book the main argument was how Andrew Jackson had a direct affect on the mistreatment and removal of the native Americans from their homelands to Indian Territory It was a trail of blood a trail of death but ultimately it was known as the Trail of Tears Throughout Jacksons two terms as President Jackson used his power unjustly As a man from the Frontier State of Tennessee and a leader in the Indian wars Jackson loathed the Native Americans Keeping with consistency Jackson found a way to use his power incorrectly to eliminate the Native Americans In May 1830 President Andrew Jackson signed into law the Indian Removal Act This act required all tribes east of the Mississippi River to leave their lands and travel to reservations in the Oklahoma Territory on the Great Plains This was done because of the pressure of white settlers who wanted to take over the lands on which the Indians had lived The white settlers were already emigrating to the Union or America The East Coast was burdened with new settlers and becoming vastly populated President Andrew Jackson and the government had to find a way to move people to the West to make room In 1830 a new state law said that the Cherokees would be under the jurisdiction o f state rather than federal law This meant that the Indians now had little if any protection against the white settlers that desired their land However when the Cherokees brought their case to the Supreme Court they were told that they could not sue on the basis that they were not a foreign nation In 1832 though on appeal the US Supreme Court ruled that the Cherokees were a domestic dependent nation and therefore eligible to receive federal protection against the state However Jackson
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