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Checks and Balances

Trail of Tears

By: Raul Rosas

Checks and Balances


I think that during the Trail of Tears checks and balances did not work the way it should have. The Executive Branch disobeyed the orders of the Judicial Branch and moved about 15,000 Indians Westward.
By ignoring the Judicial Branch, the Executive Branch gained more power. The Checks and Balances was broken.

Trail of Tears
The trail of tears was an event that happened the nineteenth century, in which president Jackson made the Indian Removal Act (1830). This was appealed by the Indians, When the Chief Justice John Marshall and the Cherokees went to the Supreme Court and appealed the Indian Removal Act (1832) President Jackson Ignored the Supreme Court and went on. Some Indians moved on there own those that didnt were forced to move by the United States Army. According to the University of Texas most Indians had to march on foot, about 4,000 of the 15,000 died of hunger or fatigue.

Government Branches
The Executive Branch ignored the Judicial Branch by sending in troops to remove the Indians The Legislative Branch approved the Indian Removal Act. Both of these annexed power to them self, the legislative branch could have vetoed him for disobeying the Judicial Branch and President Jackson shouldnt of ignored the Supreme Court in the first place.