The Removal Crisis: A Drama in Three Acts

 Act I: The Struggle for Federal Supremacy: Finessing Expansion with Honor

Act II: The Parties Square Off in the 1820s

A. Georgia Impatience and Federal Mediation (Land cessions in Georgia); 1750 map of Cherokee and Creek territories; Cherokee ca. 1825.

Act III: Constitutional Crisis: The Marshall Court Decisions, Worcester and Cherokee
Heated Debate: for and against removal, 1829-30

Chronology

Terms: states rights----------Treaty Party---------"domestic dependent nations"

"gov't wards"-------- imperium in imperio (Art IV, Sec. 3) Seminoles| original jurisdiction

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