President Andrew Jackson and the Cherokee Nation

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Andrew Jackson was a very respected president who during the 2 terms he served was apart of major controversies of how he handled and followed through with the land disputes with the Cherokee Nation and other Native tribes in Georgia. With all of this starting with the United States finding gold in Georgia which ultimately led the U.S to want to recognize it as a state. But the problem with this was that many Native Americans inhabited Georgia but the Cherokee had the largest presence there with 17,000 Tribe members strong.

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This would lead to the Indian Removal Act that would be signed by Jackson on May 28th, 1830. These decisions made by Jackson would lead to avery controversial court cases called Cherokee Nation v. Georgia and Worcester v. Georgia.

Midst The court case of Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, the Cherokees sued the state of Georgia because they were being forced out of their land. But the outcome came to the favor of cherokees with Chief Justice John Marshall presenting the majority opinion and decision of the Supreme court. Which was that the Cherokees are not considered a foreign nation within the US and for that reason don’t have to adhere to the rules of the constitution and therefore can’t be pushed out of their land that they rightfully own. This decision showed that The US didn’t have the authority or Jurisdiction to be able to push the cherokee out of Georgia.With the overall outcome stating that The cherokees did have entitlement to the 100 Million acres of land that they inhabited.

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