Indian Removal Act Of 1830 Into Law. This Gave The Federal

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Indian removal Act of 1830 into law. This gave the Federal Government the authority to remove Native Americans from their land in the south in exchange for land out west in what is modern day Oklahoma. The law said that the government had to negotiate fair treaties peacefully. However Jackson frequently ignored this and forcefully removed the Native Americans from their land. The Choctaw became the first to lose their land. In the winter of 1831, they left their land under threat of invasion from the army. The trip from Alabama to Oklahoma was a brutal and difficult one. Of the 15,000 Creeks that made the passage to the Indian Territory, 3,000 of them had died. They had very little food and water, and they received no assistance…show more content…
They solved this by admitting Missouri as a slave state, but also admitting Maine as a free state, therefore creating a balance of representatives in the government. They also made an arbitrary line called the 36’ 30’ parallel. This line was horizontally cut between the border of arkansas and missouri and ran west through till California. This line outlawed the institution of slavery in any new state north of the line, excluding Missouri. Any state south of the line could choose whether or not to permit slavery. This idea worked at the time, keeping a balance in the legislature, and avoiding a national crisis. However, 30 years lates when America had received the Mexican Cession from the Mexican American, more issues arose from this compromise. Modern day California was growing at an extraordinary rate due to the Gold Rush of 1849. Therefore, they had wished to be admitted to the union as a free state. This would however disrupt the balance of representation in the legislature, and it would not be popular among the southern states. There was also the issues of whether or not these states should have the right to self determination for the issue of slavery, whether or not Texas’s borders extended as far as Sante Fe, New Mexico, and whether slavery and the slave trade should be allowed in our nation’s capitol, Washington DC. Henry Clay, a senator from Kentucky thought he could
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