The Indian Removal Act Of 1830

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The American’s desire for expansion of their nation and economic growth has always been their main interest and goal. The Indian Removal in the 1830’s was a great example of America’s efforts to expand through North America and their motivation to economically improve through profitable opportunities. When comparing the Indian Removal and the events that followed the Treaty of Paris, a similarity in the expansion of America is discovered. Labor, politics, and economics of America during the two eras of Market Revolution and Jacksonian America were greatly impacted by Eli Whitney’s invention of the Cotton Gin and South Carolina’s use of nullification in politics. Andrew Jackson advocated the Indian Removal of 1830 to expand the United States but this forced the Indians to relocate further west. For many years the Cherokee had endured and adapted to the numerous changes Americans made in their pursuit to expand their land across North America, such as the Indian Removal Act of 1830 which pushed Indians further west. When Georgians discovered the presence of gold on Cherokee territory in west Georgia, they wanted the removal of the Cherokee to mine the gold. The Georgians failed their first attempt at removing the Cherokee by trying to strip away their constitution and rights. In response, the Cherokee decided to take advantage of America’s federal court by suing them in two cases- Cherokee v. Georgia and Worcester v. Georgia. As a result, the Supreme Court declared that the…

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