The American Of The United States

1095 Words Apr 2nd, 2016 5 Pages
With the concept of manifest destiny in full fledged in the 19th century, the United States government made it their mission to expend from the east coast all the way to the west coast. Unfortunately the lands they wanted to expand into were already claimed by the natives that settled there centuries before. In order to deal with this obstacle, The united states’ government used many strategies to combat what was referred to as the ‘indian problem’ including: confiscating their lands, relocating the to reservations and killing them .The United States went against its own ideals and committed murders and destroyed the livelihood of their ancestors almost committing genocide. The ones that remains were forced to relocate to reservations far from their homeland.This resulted in american indians being persecuted, marginalized, and treated with little to no dignity. Today, in order to make up for past wrongs, American indians have been granted a number of benefit like dual-citizenship,free healthcare etc.. but the past actions of the federal government have negative repercussions to this day. What the American government did was unlawful; They have broken several treaties they signed with the american indians and by doing so they broke the law. For breaking and the government should give reparation for violating those contracts. Furthermore, as citizens of the United States, it is the duty of the the federal government to make sure that native americans have every…
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