Trails of North and Central America
Indian Removal Act Migration: The Indian Removal Act was passed by Congress in May 1830, during the presidency of Andrew Jackson. The law authorised the president to negotiate with southern Indian tribes for their removal to federal territory west of the Mississippi River in exchange for their ancestral homelands. This act included the now famous "Trail of Tears."
The Oregon Trail: This is a 2,200-mile historic east–west wagon route and emigrant trail that connected the Missouri River to valleys in Oregon. Utilized by fur trappers, farmers, and gold-rush chasers alike this trail was in high use from 1810- to 1869 with the completion of the first transcontinental railroad.