Why were the Cherokee removed from their land?
Thereof, why was the Cherokee forced to move?
The Cherokee Trail of Tears resulted from the enforcement of the Treaty of New Echota, an agreement signed under the provisions of the Indian Removal Act of 1830, which exchanged Indian land in the East for lands west of the Mississippi River, but which was never accepted by the elected tribal leadership or a majority
Also, what actions did the Cherokees take to avoid removal? What steps did the cherokee take to try to resist removal and what was the result? they tried to adopt white culture until gold was found on their land till the Georgia militia started attacking so they decided to sue the state and won yet the state ignore the law and moved them anyways.
Moreover, why were the Cherokee forced to leave their land?
Now known as the infamous Trail of Tears, the removal of the Cherokee Nation fulfilled federal and state policies that developed in response to the rapid expansion of white settlers and cotton farming and that were fueled by racism.
What was the purpose of the Indian Removal Act?
The Indian Removal Act was signed into law on May 28, 1830, by United States President Andrew Jackson. The law authorized the president to negotiate with southern Native American tribes for their removal to federal territory west of the Mississippi River in exchange for white settlement of their ancestral lands.