He spent many years fighting the land from the Native Americans to give to the white farmers. In 1830, President Andrew Jackson, he signed the Native American Removal Act. When President Jackson signed the act, it gave the Federal government power to exchange with the Native Americans. They were considered as part of the United States. When that happened, it gave the government to do treaties fairly, voluntarily and peacefully.
This precedent of mistreatment of minorities began with Andrew Jackson’s indian removal policies to the tribes of Oklahoma (specifically the Cherokee indians) in 1829 because of the lack of respect given to the indians during the removal laws. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries the Cherokees were going through a time of rebirth and regeneration. After the American Revolution the Cherokees confronted with economic depression. They gave up their homes, villages, towns and hunting grounds to white Americans. Many Cherokees adopted customs, beliefs and lifestyles of white Americans; they profoundly assimilated White culture because in this way they hoped could survive as a nation in their homeland.
When the Cherokee nation tried to defend their land, they sued the state of Georgia for the protection of their lands. They even went to the Supreme Court after Georgia revoked legal state agreements that they had with the Cherokee’s, that had guaranteed rights of movement and jurisdiction of tribal law. Even the Supreme Court couldn’t help the Cherokee Nation because Georgia law does not apply to Georgia law. In 1838, President Martin van Buren used the New Echota Treaty and forcibly removed any Cherokee that was still on the land. “ Sixteen thousand Cherokee began the journey, but harsh weather, poor planning, and difficult travel resulted in between 3,000-4,000 deaths on what became known as the Trail of Tears” (yawp).
When Andrew Jackson became president in 1829, the Native American condition worsened. Congress allowed the president to solve the "Indian problem" with the Indian Removal Act of 1830 (O’Neill 11). This act gave President Jackson permission to offer tribes land west of the Mississippi River in exchange for their tribal lands east of the Mississippi. Politicians of the day considered this a generous offer, (O’Neil 11) but the Native American population would not surrender their homes so easily. So the federal government used some shady tactics in order to get many tribes to accept the agreement.
On March 17, 1863, John Mosby, now promoted to Captain, and forty of his rangers wore blue coats over their uniforms to trick the cavalry into thinking they were a relief party, having been on picket duty for forty-eight hours. Before the scouts could notice their mistake, Mosby’s Rangers attacked and captured twenty-five men of the First Vermont Cavalry, including Major William Wells who was coincidentally visiting his friend, Nat Hanna’s, wife, Kitty, while on duty to investigate complaints about the cavalry. They had captured Wells in the Hanna’s home, so a couple of weeks later, Mosby and his men rode back to apologize to Kitty for the
Lincoln was against slavery and with the possibility of his end-goal being the abolishment of slavery seven states where already done leaving the union before Lincoln had taken his place in the Oval Office. The Confederate states of America had been formed and it was composed of the pro-slavery states in the south. However, even though people in the north believed that the
The battle happened after the war end but word did not reach them until the battle was over. While Jackson was president, South Carolina threatened to secede from the Union because of a tax, Jackson response to South Carolina was that you will pay the tax or I will send the military there to make you pay the
It would also leave the issue of slavery up to popular sovereignty, causing the Bleeding Kansas disaster. The original intention of the Missouri Compromise line (the 36° 30 ' line) was to draw a barrier for slavery. This quickly became one of the greatest sources of tension between pro-slavery and antislavery groups during that time. The Dred Scott Decision was another source of great conflict. Kaczorowski (1987) writes of this decision when he
The fighting took place on the Maumee River, near present-day Toledo. The Native American leaders that were brutally killed were called Chief Little Turtle, Chief Blue Jacket ,and Chief Buckongahelas. Not all American Indians, however they agreed to the treaty and bloodshed continued in the region for the next twenty years as Anglo settlers and American Indians struggled for control of the
It involved native americans from being forcibly removed from their ancestral lands. In his speech Chief Joseph states “From where the sun stands I will fight no more forever”(Pg 622). This relates to what is happening during this time period because Indian Removal led to Chief Joseph's tribe from being removed from their home. In the quote Chief Joseph is surrendering and giving in to Indian Removal. The United States wanted Chief Joseph's Nez Perce Oregon native lands so whites can settle there and the U.S. wanted to relocate them to an Indian reservation in Idaho.