America In the Early 19th Century

Topic: The Removal of the Indian Tribes

Table of Contents
Vocabulary Terms and Identifications
Important Maps
Biographies of Key Historical Figures


Overview: The US policy of discrimination against Native Americans was made official with the Indian Removal Act of 1830.  It was the first time the United States government resorted to coercion, mostly in the cases of two tribes, The Cherokee and the Seminole, as means of securing compliance.  The Removal Act was not in itself coercive, since it would only allow the president to negotiate with tribes that were long the East side of the Mississippi on a basis of payment for their lands. It called for improvements in the East and more land West of the Mississippi River. In carrying out the law, resistance was met with military force.

Vocabulary and Identifications

1) Chickasaw

2) Seminole

3) Creek

4) Cherokee

5) Choctaw

Important Maps

Indian Removal 1830
Indian Removal 1830

Biographies of Important People

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson was the president who passed the whole Act. He sent the Indians away from their land and did not care for them any more.


Insert your questions here.
1.   When was the Indian Removal Act passed?
A.1840               B.1785
C.1830               D. None of the above

2.  Look at the map. Which tribe's land covered the greatest numberof states?
A. Choctaw        B. Cherokee
C. Chickasaw     D. Creek

3. Andrew Johnson was the president who signed the Indian Removal Act 
True or False

4. Did the Indian Removal Act require the use of military force?
Yes or No



1) C. 1830
2) B. Cherokee
3) True
4) No

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