Andrew Jackson-Presidency and Indian Removal
Andrew Jackson was previously known for his defeat of the British in the War of 1812. However, Jackson is also known for dealing with the Indian Removal Act during his Presidency. He ran in the 1824 election, but did not become President until 1829. He was nicknamed "Old Hickory." He was the people's president. Jackson's Indian Removal Act forced all 5 of the Indian tribes to move east of the Mississippi. The tribes began moving in 1831. By 1838 the Cherokees had not yet moved, but became held at gunpoint until they made their journey on the Trail of Tears. The Cherokees were located in Georgia and took the situation to Court. About a third of the Indians died on this trail. The Indians could not adjust to the weather. Also, they tried to resist until 1841 (Armstrong 113).
(Indian Removal Act of 1830)