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Headright System land allocation approach that provided the head of the family up to 200 acres of free land
Andrew Jackson 7th President who was an advocate of Indian removal
Creek Indians lived in south GA and and removed from GA through treaties
Worcester v. Georgia Supreme Court case which declared the Cherokee were sovereign or an independent state and not subject to US laws
cede to give something up, especially land
UGA 1st state sponsored college in GA
John Ross Principal Chief of the Cherokee Indians who tried to use legal means to fight against removal
bribe money paid to someone to get him/her to do something
William McIntosh Creek chief who illegally signed the Second Treaty of Indian Springs
Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin
Land Lottery land allocation approach that gave the average Georgian a chance to buy land at pennies on the dollar
Cherokee Indians lived in Northwestern GA and forcefully removed as part of the Trail of Tears
Trail of Tears forced removal of Cherokee Indians from GA
John Marshall Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court who ruled in favor of the Cherokee in the Worcester v. Georgia case
Yazoo Land Fraud the sale of western land to 4 land companies after the governor and members of the General Assembly had been bribed
Created by: tbosworth