Worcester vs Georgia
Also, the group refused to apply for the government license that would allow them to reside on the lands 4. An army entered the Native American lands and arrested Worcester along with the other 6 people a. Following his arrest, Worcester appealed his charges and took his case to the Supreme Court B. Issue: 1 .
Worcester attorneys claimed that the Georgia law he violated was unconstitutional because it conflicted with: a. U. S. -Cherokee treaties b.The contract and commerce clauses of the U. S. Constitution c.
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The sovereign Status Of the Cherokee nation 2. Worcester main argument was that Georgia had no authority within the Cherokee Nation even though it was located within the state’s boundaries 3. This meant that Congress was the only legislative body with authority and not the state of Georgia 4. Should the national rights of the Cherokees be recognized? 5. Should the Georgia law at issue in this case be declared void?