Native American Relations


Southerners were Jackson’s main political base

  • expected him to help remove Native Americans (60,000)

o   5 Nations

        • Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, Choctaw, & Seminole

o   Georgia, Mississippi, and Alabama dissolved Indian governments and seized their lands (1827 – 1830)

o   Worcester v Georgia (1832)

        • John Marshall and Supreme Court ruled Georgia’s land seizures were unconstitutional
        • There was no way to enforce it

o   Cherokee removal known as the Trail of Tears

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