It authorized the president to negotiate with indian tribes in the southern united states for their removal to federal territory west of the mississippi river in exchange for their homelands jackson was very forceful about the indian removal. Elected president in 1828, andrew jackson supported the removal of american indians from their homelands, arguing that the american indians' survival depended on separation from whites in this 1835 circular to the cherokee people, jackson lays out his case for removal. Andrew jackson (march 15, 1767 - june 8, 1845) was the seventh president of the united states (1829-1837) based in frontier tennessee, jackson was a politician and army general during the war of 1812 who defeated the creek indians at the battle of horseshoe bend (1814), and the british at the battle of new orleans (1815. The expansion of anglo-american settlement into the trans-appalachian west led to the passage of the indian removal act in 1830, forcing all eastern tribes to move to new homelands west of the mississippi river in the indian territory. The trail of tears was a series of forced relocations of native american peoples from their ancestral homelands in the southeastern united states, to areas to the west (usually west of the mississippi river) that had been designated as indian territory.
Trail of tears many cherokees refused to move west trail of tears the journey of cherokee indians being forced off their homeland trail of tears. Indians had to either conform to european-american culture or move west some complied with these suggestions, none more successfully than the cherokee in only a few years, the cherokee developed written symbols for their language and published a cherokee-english newspaper. According to these treaties, the indians were to give up their lands east of the mississippi in exchange for lands to the west native peoples who desired to stay in the east were required to become citizens of their home state. By 1840, tens of thousands of native americans had been driven off of their land in the southeastern states and forced to move across the mississippi to indian territory.
Most whites were openly racist towards blacks and indians • jackson's indian policies labeled native americans as barbarians to be eliminated indian removal • indian removal act - authorized the president to give indians federal land west of the mississippi river in exchange for land they occupied in the east and south o successful in removing most indians most northern tribes were too. The cherokee refused to move, so the georgia militia began attacking cherokee towns the cherokee sued the state and claimed they were an independent nation and that the state had no legal power over their lands. During andrew jackson's presidency from 1829 to 1837, a lot of controversial decisions were made the removal of cherokee indians to land west of the mississippi river in the 1830's was one, and this was more a change of the national policy than a reformulation since the spanish came to the new. Andrew jackson was the seventh us president known as the 'people's president,' jackson's life was marked by controversy their displacement to territory west of the mississippi river in.
When jackson offered $3 million to move the cherokees west, arguing that georgia would not give up its claims to cherokee land, ross suggested he use the money to buy off the georgia settlers. In 1824, president monroe announced to congress that he thought all indians should be relocated west of the mississippi monroe was pressured by the state of georgia to make his statement because gold had been discovered on cherokee land in northwest georgia and the state of georgia wanted to claim it. Congress passed the treaty in order to relocate the indian tribes living east of the mississippi river to lands in the west although, the act did not order the removal of the indians, it did allow the president to negotiate land by exchanging treaties with tribes living within the boundaries of the states. Andrew jackson, to the cherokee tribe of indians east of the mississippi [circular], march 16, 1835 beyond the great river mississippi, where a part of your nation has gone, your father has provided a country large enough for all of you, and he advises you to remove to it, he wrote.
A small group of cherokees gave up and signed a treaty to move west but the majority of the cherokees, led by john ross, opposed the treaty jackson refused to negotiate with these cherokees. Yet, only fourteen months later, jackson prompted congress to pass the removal act, a bill that forced native americans to leave the united states and settle in the indian territory west of the mississippi river. In 1838 federal troops entered the cherokee nation, rounded up some sixteen thousand cherokees, and forced them to march to the indian territory that congress had established west of the mississippi river (in what became oklahoma) military resistance failed as well.
- andrew jackson and the indian removal the generalization that, the decision of the jackson administration to remove the cherokee indians to lands west of the mississippi river in the 1830s was more a reformulation of the national policy that had been in effect since the 1790s than a change in that policy, is valid. Indian removal was a forced migration in the 19th century whereby native americans were forced by the united states government to leave their ancestral homelands in the eastern united states to lands west of the mississippi river, specifically to a designated indian territory (roughly, modern oklahoma. Andrew jackson (march 15, 1767 - june 8, 1845) was the seventh president of the united states (1829-1837) based in frontier tennessee, jackson was a politician and army general who defeated the creek indians at the battle of horseshoe bend (1814), and the british at the battle of new orleans. Cherokee removal 1 nation from their lands in georgia, texas, tennessee, alabama, and north carolina to the indian territory (present day oklahoma) in the western united states, which resulted in the deaths of approximately 4000 cherokee.