Comparison Of Jackson Vs. The Indian Removal Act

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In 1830 Jackson requested a bill which went before Congress allowing them to move the Indians across the Mississippi. Daniel Webster and Henry Clay both went against the Indian Removal Bill, but its most bitterly outspoken opponent was Davy Crockett. Serving Jackson under the army, he was a Jacksonian Democrat until he and the president separated over the treatment of Indians. In the next Tennessee congressional election, the Democrats gave their support to another candidate, and so he was defeated. Repelled with prejudice, Crockett left for Texas, where he died defending the Alamo within a year.
The Indian Removal Act, passed by congress, provided for the resettlement of all Native Americans occupying the east of the Mississippi to Oklahoma.

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