Consequences Of The Indian Removal Act

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The Indian Removal Act was a law signed by Andrew Jackson stating “to provide for an exchange of lands with the Indians residing in any of the states or territories, and for their removal west of the river Mississippi,” to make room for the white population to grow and become prosperous. This would mean that the Native Americans would lose their land and be forced to leave the graves of their fathers to walk thousands of miles into their new territory. Nonetheless, this act would cause thousands of Native American civilized tribes such as the creek, cherokee, chickasaw, and choctaw tribes to lose their lives and the dangerous journey filled with demise would later be called the Trail of Tears. I believe this act was unlawful, illegal and unconstitutional due to the fact that Jackson organized it because he despised the Native Americans. He merely saw them as people who could not adjust to the ways of the “white man” or act in a civilized manner.
Jackson stated in his letter to congress that “the general government kindly offers him a new home, and proposes to pay the whole expense of his removal and settlement”,however, this does not justify tearing the indians of their homes. If you were to put yourself in the position of the Natives you would come to the realization that they were just people trying to make a simple and honest living. Yet, Jackson loathed them since they did not live a refined live, instead they followed their own traditions and customs. What Jackson
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