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Cherokee Nation vs. Georgia-
It was 1828 and Georgia was trying to rid their lands of Cherokee's and other Native American Tribes. They created laws that stripped Natives of their most basic rights as human beings.They did this hoping that the Natives would decide they had had enough and move out of Georgia. The Cherokee's did their best to live up to the expectations of the State by becoming as "civilized" as possible, they adopted many American traits, such as Christianity and formal government, they even created their own constitution, this angered many Georgia citizens though. John Ross was the Principal Cheif of the Cherokee's at the time, he thought it was time to act out against the Georgia Government. He decided to lead a delegation to Washington DC to find help in their situation and do resolve disputes of annuitities.He realized that he would need to get help at the federal level to defeat the Georgia government at the state level. He found support from many people, such as Henry Clay and Daniel Webster, most of his supporters were of the Republican Party. Along with support, there was more resent, many people did not know much about Native Americans and prejudged them as savages and uncivilized people. So many had the same beliefs as Andrew Jackson. Their was to much resent to achieve anything, Ross and his delegation decided to go to the judicial branch for help. He realized that Chief Justice John Marshall and the other justices would face the facts and realize that Georgia was doing wrong. Chief Ross selected William Wirt as the Cherokee's lawyer in the case. The Cherokee's claim was that Georgia was annihilating them as a political society, they also claimed that they were a foreign nation and could not be subject to Georgia's rule. Wirt asked the Supreme Court get rid of all laws that Georgia created to push them off their land. The Supreme Court later claimed they had no original jurisdiction, but they ruled in favor of the Cherokee's. A similar court case a year later, Worcester vs. Georgia, ruled that Georgia could not impose their laws on the Cherokees because they were an independent nation.