Andrew Jackson And The Indian Removal Act

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Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, was known as the main supporters of the Indian Removal Act of 1830. Jackson believed that Native Americans were evil and could not be taught. When he became president, that was just the beginning of his legacy. The main goal in the 1830’s, was to rid of the Native Americans that lived in the Southeast areas. Also, Jackson wanted to gain more land, and that is why he pushed for the Act. When the Indian Removal Act became a law everything began to change. As a result, Jackson’s goal was accomplished and Indians lives were affected.
Before Jackson’s presidency, he was a prosecuting attorney in Nashville, Tennessee, and he soon became a Major General due to his success in the War of 1812. In the year of 1814 Jackson served as Major General during a five month battle against the Creek Indians. The Indians were defeated, and had to sign a treaty agreeing to give up about twenty million acres of their land. The Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians were trying to petition the treaty ,and they even took their case to the Supreme Court. Although the courts ruled the Indians were considered a dependent nation, Jackson enforced his presidential power and pushed the act . Cherokee Indians signed a treaty giving up their land in exchange for territory in Arkansas. Andrew Jackson signed for the act May 28, 1830, then he outlined a drawing December 6th. President Jackson pushed the act because it allowed him to grant unsettled land in
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