Arguments Against Indian Removal

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Andrew Jackson the seventh president of the United States was devoted to make the nation a better place to be in. This means to have power, wealth, and riches in America. In order to make The United States a better place, president Jackson believed that the Indians were going to become a problem in the near future. There are many arguments for and against Indian removal. One of the major arguments for Indian removal were that due to an increase in cotton production. Jackson wanted the Indians removed so their land could be used to grow cotton. More cotton meant more goods which lead into a better economy. Early in the 19th century the United States was growing rapidly into the lower south. Growing down south was a problem because Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Seminole were settled there. Americans were desperate to expand so the citizens convinced the federal government into acquiring Indian territory. In 1830, president Jackson persuaded a new piece of legislation called the "Indian Removal Act" through both houses of Congress. It gave the president…show more content…
These people brought their roots with them and started to make their own little world. New York a city where most of the population were Christians, was very dense and the population kept increasing rapidly. As the population grew so did the religion of Christianity. Americans wanted to convert Indians into Christians but many Indians denied changing their beliefs. This became a problem for the Americans and felt the need to remove the Indians from their land. Some Indians who did change their religion to Christianity still were not treated the same like the whites. Most Americans felt they were superior to the Indians due to their skin color. No matter what the Indians agreed too, the Americans were never completely fair to the
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