Slavery in the 1800's
Resistance in Court
The picture above, is of a man named Samuel Worcester. This man tested whether the ruling from the Supreme Court applied to state as well, instead of just federal authority. He disobeyed an order from Georgia militia to leave Indian lands. He was arrested, afterwards, he appealed his case to the Supreme Court, bringing up the fact that Georgia had no power over Indian lands. He won this case, as to Chief Justice John Marshall, who ruled in his favor, and limited state power over them. It also said that Federal government had an obligation to protect Cherokee from state governments that were trying to take their land.