The Trail of Tears was a hard battled journey for the Cherokee Nation. The Cherokee were driven to move west. They had to compromise and sign treaties, which drove them out of their land by the U.S. government. This was unfair to the Cherokees; the white settlers wanted the land for gold. Trail of tears is historically monumental because it shows the U.S. government cruelty to the Native Americans. It was unfair rights because they basically stole Cherokees land to satisfy their hunger for gold.
The Removal Act of 1830 paved the way for the hesitant and generally—journey of ten of thousands of Native Americans to move more westward. The very first removal treaty was signed after the Removal Act of 1830. This treaty made Choctaws in
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Helpless Cherokees were arrested and dragging away from their home into prison camps. They were being held in prison camps awaiting their destiny. The Native Americans slept in wagons and on the ground without fire. Because of this at least twenty-two died of pneumonia and small pox in one night due to ill treatment, cold, and exposure. Many died of exposure to snow due to not having warm clothing, also not enough food. Andrew Jackson believed the Rail of Tears served to crystalize the young nation’s influence on the southeastern part of the United States. Removing every Native American who were not willing to abide with American foreign policy and resistant to “ enlighten” them. Jackson prepared the United States to remove the Native Americans form the east of the Mississippi. Thus this opened up twenty-five million acres of land for the American settlers. Andrew Jackson thought the Indian land was a valuable asset. Plus the United States already took more than twenty-two million acres of land form the Creek (1814) and Seminoles (1818) by using military force. By obtaining the Native American land they can raise cotton. Jackson has a strong proponent for expansion and manifest destiny. The