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Mississippi History: Indian Removal Act, 13th Amendment, and Reverend George Lee

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Mississippi History has become the state its now because of many events, government actions, cultural changes, and writers. Indian Act Removal Act, 13th Amendment, and Reverend George Lee played a big impact Mississippi current status. The Removals of Indians increased the Europeans power and lessened the Indian population. The 13th Amendment abolished slavery. Reverend George Lee was shot down for urging blacks to vote. All these contributed to Mississippi History. The Indian Removal Act was signed into law by President Andrew Jackson on May 28, 1830. The act authorized him to negotiate with the Native Americans in the Southern Non- Native Americans supported the act heavily. Christian missionaries opposed this act was future…show more content…
The 13th Amendment was later ratified on December 6, 1865. Prior to its ratification, slavery remained legal only in Delaware and Kentucky, everywhere else had been freed by state or the Emancipation Proclamation.
Although it was ratified by the necessary three-quarters of the states within a year of its proposal, it most recent ratification occurred in1995 in Mississippi, which was the last of the thirty-six states in existence in 1865 to ratify it. Though the amendment formally abolished slavery throughout the United States, factors such as Black Codes, white supremacist violence, and selective enforcement of statutes continued to subject some black Americans to involuntary labor, particularly in the South. In contrast to the other Reconstruction Amendments, the Thirteenth Amendment was rarely cited in later case law,

In 1904 George W. Lee was born on May 7, 1904.George W. Lee was an African American civil rights leader, minister, and Entrepreneur. He was a vice president of the Regional Council of Negro Leadership and
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