The Indian Removal Act and Andrew Jackson Essay

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The Indian Removal Act, inspired by Andrew Jackson; the 7th president of the US and the enhanced ambition for American settlers to find more land in the southwestern regions of North America. The Indian Removal Act enabled Jackson the power of negotiating removal treaties with Indian tribes east of the Mississippi. Among these tribes were: Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaws and Seminoles. Very few authenticated traits were signed. The Choctaws were the only tribe to agree without any issues. All other attempts resulted in War and blood shed for both white settlers and Indians. The conflict with the U.S. and Indians lasted up until 1837. In 1838 & 1839 Jackson forced the relocation of the remaining Cherokee Indians;
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Short Term Essay

The Indian Removal Act, inspired by Andrew Jackson; the 7th president of the US and the enhanced ambition for American settlers to find more land in the southwestern regions of North America. The Indian Removal Act enabled Jackson the power of negotiating removal treaties with Indian tribes east of the Mississippi. Among these tribes were: Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaws and Seminoles. Very few authenticated traits were signed. The Choctaws were the only tribe to agree without any issues. All other attempts resulted in War and blood shed for both white settlers and Indians. The conflict with the U.S. and Indians lasted up until 1837. In 1838 & 1839 Jackson forced the relocation of the remaining Cherokee Indians; 4,000 out of 15,000 Cherokees died due to starvation, sickness and fatigue of the forced relocation.
The historical significance of the Indian Removal Act was the profitable 25 million acres of land gained by the U.S. asking with the thousands of deaths that occurred during war & relocation of the Indians. The Jackson administration had removed up to 46,000 Indians under the Indian Removal Act. The shameful exhibit of patriotism is realized today in modern society. Being if Native decent is highly valued especially in establishments seeking diversity.
The reason I chose to write over Andrew Jackson's Removal Act is because I have done recent work regarding this event in history. I feel I have shaped a solid opinion over the Indian Removal Act
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