President Andrew Jackson is considered the architect of the American Indian genocide. He influenced Congress to pass the Indian Removal Act out of greed. The land inhabited by the Cherokees was fertile and contained vast wealth. Valuable minerals, such as gold, had been discovered there, and President Jackson could not accommodate the Indian nation in this territory any longer.
During his reign, thousands of men, women, and children were killed because they opposed his despotic rule. Many innocent lives were lost because of this harmful legislation. When President Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act into law, it meant that he was a firm advocate of this policy, which did not allow the Cherokee nation to voice their grievances.
They were supposed to leave at will or by force. The Cherokee nation was considered civilized because it had a well-established government with proper functional structures; this nation had its police force and newspapers. It also had sound farming systems in its farmlands. Greed from President Andrew Jackson and his officials in the government would see the Cherokees lose all these possessions.