Essay on Georgia Laws And The Removal Of Cherokee Indians

1112 Words Aug 13th, 2015 5 Pages
To take something and claim it as yours, when you never owned it in the first place...the United States government and public supporters sought to justify the removal of Cherokee Indians in the 1820 and 1830s, and tried to move them west of the Mississippi river. Big supporters like Lewis Cass and the state of Georgia played a big role in justifying the removal. Lewis Cass wrote essays to support, and Georgia told the Cherokees to either abide by Georgia law, or get out. United States and public sector sought to justify the removal of Cherokees by making them abide by state and United States laws, then forcing them out for noncooperation and paying them a sum of money. Georgia was angry about sharing the land with the Cherokees. Georgia as a supporter of the Cherokee removal had taken matters into their own by extending Georgia state laws to the
Cherokees staying within state limits. Georgia tested Cherokee sovereignty. Georgia State Assembly wrote Laws Extending Jurisdiction over the Cherokees on December 19, 1829. Georgia law repeals the ninth section of the act of 1828 as the first enactment. Section 7 enacts further, saying “...all laws, ordinances, orders and regulations of any kind whatever, made, passed, or enacted by the Cherokee Indians, either in general council or in any other way whatever, or by any authority whatever of said tribe, be, and the same are hereby declared to be null and void and of no effect, as if the same had never existed;... ”, to…

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