Westward Expansion

The Trail Of Tears

The Trail of Tears

"...President Andrew Jackson set a policy to relocate Eastern Indians." and "...when congress passed the Indian Removal Act to force those remaining to move to the west of the mississippi." This being said, all the Eastern Indians hade to be relocated to a different place and that the Eastern Indians didn't have a choice and had to move no matter what.

How the Trail got its name

"...On the Charokis forced march 1 out of every 4 Charokis died on the route which is why they call it the Trail of Tears." This explains how the trail got its name.