The Trail Of Tears By Andrew Jackson Essay

1078 Words May 9th, 2016 5 Pages
Not many people know or have heard about the Trail of Tears. It might be a subject that some people avoid because it was such a horrible tragedy. The Trail of Tears was a forced Indian march that took place on a very long trail of 1,000 miles that led to an established Indian Territory. Our government were the ones behind this and thought it was right to remove them from their homes. These people suffered even some them died on their journey. In the end if they did survive the trail their whole lifestyle was changed and they had to adapt. In 1838 and 1839, as part of Andrew Jackson 's Indian removal policy, the Cherokee nation and other Indian nation were forced to give up their land and to migrate to an established Indian Territory. The Cherokee people called this journey the "Trail of Tears," because of its devastating effects. The Trail of Tears was trail that consisted of a 1,000 miles that the Native Americans were forced to march on. The trail passes through the present day states of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Can people visit the Trail of Tears? Yes, there are places set up for visiting the Trail of Tears. People can see campsites, some of the gravesites, forts such as Fort Hall, or there even houses that stand today that were built by the Cherokee Indian tribe.
Andrew Jackson was the President of the United States between 1829 and 1837. He was the one who went to Congress and introduced a bill…

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