Andrew Jackson's Congress To Pass The Removal Act Of 1830

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After many excruciating and bloody battles, one example being the Battle of Horse Show Bend, Native American tribes began to realize they couldn’t defeat Americans in war. Instead they developed a strategy of appeasement. This plan consisted of the Native Americans giving up a large portion of their land, in hopes that they could retain some of it. However, appeasement and resistance did not work. Following, Andrew Jackson convinced congress to pass the Removal Act of 1830. The Indians that left their homeland would be granted by the president land west of the Mississippi River, and this law would extend financial and material assistance on their travel. With this act in effect, Americans were permitted to influence, bribe, and threaten tribes
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