How Did Andrew Jackson Change America

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Jackson was wanting to change Washington and America. He done that very fast. The very first major piece of legislation, Jackson had recommended and got passed, was the Indian Removal Act of 1830. This act forced Jackson to prevent all the Indian tribes to live East of the Mississippi River. There were five Indian nations that were highly effected. The Cherokee Tribe that was in Georgia, had chosen to fight the eviction. Instead of taking the path that their grandfathers ad fathers had taught them to take, this generation took them to court. John Marshall took up for the Cherokee, said that they didn’t have to move. Andrew Jackson didn’t like Marshall’s idea about the Cherokees. The result ended up being, the Cherokee was rounded up at gun point and was forced to move. Their property was seized. The trail they had to take is when some of the Cherokees die, and they call it the “Trail of Tears.” That was one of the saddest chapter in American History. Jackson then came across a genuine issue that had threatened the union. This was the South Carolina nullification crisis. South Carolina was very angry about the federal tariff on imported goods. …show more content…

American Indians were unfamiliar to them and they seemed to occupy land that they white settlers wanted. George Washington had a clever way to solve the problem by civilizing the Native Americans. The southeastern United States, many Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole, Creek and Cherokee people embraced customs and became known as the Five Civilized Tribes. Some of their lands were in Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, and Florida. The whites would have done anything to have their land that they wanted. They stole some livestock, burned people’s houses, and squatted on land that wasn’t theirs. The Southern states were set on taking ownership of the Indian lands and would go a very long way to keep he territory

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