Indian Removal Dbq

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The Indian Removal Act passed Congress on May 28, 1830 under Andrew Jackson's administration. This Act gave the president the right to negotiate with native tribes in the South and move them to designated lands to preserve their heritage called "reservations". The mentality behind this law centered around the idea that natives were inhabiting American territory and were not citizens or paying taxes. This caused political riffs against some tribes, and caused a series of battles between Americans and native tribes as the tribes were being located to states like Oklahoma and Nebraska. This removal act forever changed how Americans treat natives, and it changed tribal relations. The Second Bank of the United States was in place from 1816-1836.

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