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Georgia History Ch.9

Chapter 9 bold-face terms

What did Sequoyah do? Created a cherokee alphabet based on syllables which enabled the Cherokee to communicate through a written language
John Ross Was the principal chief of the cherokee from 1827 to 1866
William McIntosh The chief of the Lower Creeks-fought with General Andrew Jackson to help defeat the Upper Creeks who had been led by Alexander McGillivray. McIntosh was paid by the government to make a deal to sell creek land. -was killed by his own people.
Alexander McGillivray Fought with the Upper creeks.
Worcester v. Georgia The supreme court ruled that the Cherokee Nation was a distinct nation with its own laws, and tat georgia law was not valid within it-the Cherokee cold govern themselves.
Trail Of Tears The forced movement of the Cherokee west in 1838-1839 to what is now Oklahoma. Many Cherokee died along the way.
John Marshall Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court-ruled in favor of the Cherokee and told Georgia that the Cherokees had he right to live without interference from Georgia.
Andrew Jackson President of the US in 1828 after fighting against the Upper Creek in the creek War-approved the Indian Removal Act-would not enforce the Supreme Court's ruling in Worcester v. Georgia.
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