Andrew Jackson, First Annual Message to Congress (1829) Essay

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One of the many controversial issues of the early nineteenth century was the removal of the numerous indian tribes from there native land. Andrew jackson, "A former frontiersman and Indian fighter," was a major catalyst in the removal of the Native Americans. Perhaps in response to the controversy surrounding Jackson's actions concerning the removal of the Indian, and obviously to justify his and the United States' conduct towards the Native American people, jackson delivered a message to congress. The message is displayed in the message and papers of the presidents in a book titled " Andrew Jackson, First Annual Message to Congress" (1829) The message simply stresses the choice to continue to remove the…show more content…
Although the two authors of the documents have equally passionate opinions, their perspectives couldn't be more dissimilar. By being able to objectively view each perspective through reading the documents, one is able to gain more knowledge about the plight of the Native Americans during the 19th century and also develop an opinion of his or her own on the issue. before reading "message", one may have ahd a position completely against jackson's actions towards the issue of the removal of the indians. After reading the document and observing jackson's justifications one could perhaps develop a new opinion. jackson believes that seizing the land of the indians is a natural obligation for the Americans. He believes that the situation could be handled peacefully if the native americans surrendered quietly. jackson also believes that had the indians surrendered peacefully, the indian nations may have been spared. perhaps one may think that jackson presented his arguments for these points in the document very effectively. on the other hand one could have had an initial opinion that agrees with jackson but changed after reading the document to one that is in opposition. some may agree that jackson's reasoning is

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