Indian Removal Act

By: Alex Martinez

When was it? What did it do?

The Indian Removal Act was created in 1830 by president Andrew Jackson. The purpose of this act was to trade land with the Indians. Instead they were forced to move West of the Mississippi River. Andrew Jackson forced them to leave to expand the United States. This affected them greatly.
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How did this affect the Indians?

This affected them greatly because they had to leave their homes and their land that they had. The Indians' land was used to expand the United States. Another way this affected them was that they were losing food. Also lots of Indians died on the journey/movement. A total of 4,000 Cherokees died (Indian Tribe).