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On a larger scale, Jackson dealt with the controversial issue of Indian removal. The  ever-expanding white population of the United States had pushed about 53,000  Cherokees, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Creek Indians into what was then the  southwestern corner of the United States (modern-day Georgia, Alabama and  Mississippi). While the tribes now considered themselves safe under federal treaties, the  individual states had other ideas. Georgia, which declared the Cherokee tribe under its  jurisdiction, caught an Indian accused of murdering a white settler, and tried, convicted,  and sentenced him to hanging. The tribe appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, saying it  was not under the jurisdiction of Georgia state law, and the Supreme Court upheld the  appeal–Georgia, unfortunately, had already executed the man. In a second case, involving missionaries who were charged with living with the Indians, 
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This note was uploaded on 12/27/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Womer during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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