Perhaps the most controversial of Jackson’s actions during his presidency is the Indian Removal Act of 1830 that lead to the Trail of Tears. Soon after becoming president, Jackson passed the former act which called for the relocation of native tribes from their homelands to a designated “Indian territory” in present-day Oklahoma. While Jackson had a clear idea of his plans, he befriended the tribes and promised them prosperity, friendship, and the possibility of becoming civilized children of God. In other words, he, the symbol of reassurance in America, stabbed the backs of all natives. Beyond the question of Jackson 's morality, what was the ultimate reason behind the removal?
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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.
He led campaigns against the Creeks that lived in southern states in the Florida-campaigns that resulted in the loss of land for the natives. Hundreds of thousands of acres of land became white farmer owned. Although the theft of their land was unfair, most natives didn’t object or fight the White Americans. When the Native Americans would be stripped of their land, they would be put into “Indian colonization zone”, which, now in present day, is known as Oklahoma. When Andrew Jackson became president, he signed the Indian Removal Act, which gave the government the power to take native land and send the Native Americans to the “Indian colonization
The Seminole tribe gave the American Army a run for their money. Not wanting to migrate west because of the Upper Creeks, the Seminole tribe fought and killed to keep their roots planted. Eventually coming to the battle of the second Seminole war. After the loss of many men, the war ended and many Native Americans were sent to reservations in the west. A b c d e f g h I j k l m n o p q u r s t u v q Major Dade led seven officers and “110 men” on a march towards the Seminole Indians from Fort Brooke, which is present day Tampa.
He caused the death of hundreds of Indians. The Indian Removal Act was put in place to get land from the Indians to expand America. Courts told Jackson that he couldn 't take the Indians land. While the law was passed by congress. Andrew Jackson didn 't care he forced them walk to new land and hundreds of Indians died which was the Trail of Tears.
stood to gain copious amounts of land and in return the American government would sacrifice its honor. The Trail of Tears and the 1830 Indian Removal would be the beginning of a great division that would occur within the U.S. Americans would later watch in disgust WWII would occur speaking to the similarities of the events and the comparisons of leaders. But what remains a fact is the 1830 Indian Removal was nothing short of ethnic cleansing. The loss of thousands of Cherokee people had to be answered for and balanced out according to Cherokee Law. The individuals responsible for the New Treaty of Echota would undergo their sentence for the violating of the Blood Law and 3 Cherokee men would die in one day.
Soldiers escorted the natives to their new territory. Thousands of Cherokees died on the journey to their destination due to harsh conditions, “whooping cough, typhus, dysentery, cholera and starvation”. Protection of territory was promised to them but later ended in 1907 when Oklahoma became a state. The Indian territories have completely disappeared. America desired more land and spread of influence.
Throughout history, there have been many events that have washed away the innocents of mankind. The Trail of Tears is a true historical horror scene, targeting one race, the Native Americans, and removing them from civilization in the most “humane” way. Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, wanted land that was already owned. The signing of the Treaty of New Echota ceded Cherokee land to the United States in exchange for compensation. In 1838 and 1839, the Indian removal policy forced the Indians to give up their land and walk to Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma).
By the end of the decade, very few Native Americans remained anywhere in the southeastern United States, the federal militias came to Georgia to force them to leave their homelands and walk thousands miles westward to a specific designated " Indian territory " across the Mississippi River. This difficult and the journey became known as " the Trail of Tears " because of the great hardship faced by Cherokees. The Trail of Tears was started to be a promising guide experience but resulted in tragedy, it was found in memories of a private soldier by John Burnett which describes the dreadful outcomes of the Native Americans who were forced to move out of their homeland, and travel the Trail where They Cried. John G. Burnett was aware and observed the treatment of the Natives that were being pushed westward. He tell how the Indians were loaded and threatened
The United States wanted to remove Native Americans from the Southeast. The Indian Removal Act began 1830. It allowed southern states to purchase land that the Natives had settled on. They planned to divide land west of the Mississippi for the Native Americans to move to (History.com, 2009). This was a very controversial event that many people opposed.