Worcester vs. Georgia

By Kevin Hwuang and Brandon Singleton

The trial and what went down

A law suit filed by Cherokee Indian Samuel Worcester against the state of Georgia. Occurring in 1832, the Law suit stated that Georgia's attempt to move the Cherokee of their lands was unconstitutional. The suit was put under the decision of Supreme Court Judge John Marshall. The trial ended with a verdict that Gergia had no right to move the Cherokee from their lands. Since the treaties were done between the Cherokee and the federal government of the United States, Georgia had no say. In the end it gave power to the federal government. The decision caused an uproar from Andrew Jackson, who would go on to forcefully remove the Indians in the Trail of Tears.