Trail of Tears

Westward expansion project

Why was it created?

The Trail of Tears was created to comemmorate the forced removal of the Cherokee people from their homelands.

The Indian removals

Indian policy caused the President Andrew Jackson little political trouble because his primary supporters were from the southern and western states and generally favored a plan to remove all the Indian tribes to lands west of the Mississippi River. Many of the tribes had to use several ways to defend their land, including some legal action.

Some of the tribes that were being removed