Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, was known as the main supporters of the Indian Removal Act of 1830. Jackson believed that Native Americans were evil and could not be taught. When he became president, that was just the beginning of his legacy. The main goal in the 1830’s, was to rid of the Native Americans that lived in the Southeast areas. Also, Jackson wanted to gain more land, and that is why he pushed for the Act.
When the Europeans began colonizing the New World, they had a problematic relationship with the Native Americans. The Europeans sought to control a land that the Natives inhabited all their lives. They came and decided to take whatever they wanted regardless of how it affected the Native Americans. They legislated several laws, such as the Indian Removal Act, to establish their authority. The Indian Removal Act had a negative impact on the Native Americans because they were driven away from their ancestral homes, forced to adopt a different lifestyle, and their journey westwards caused the deaths of many Native Americans.
The U.S. government had executed their rights over not only state rights but most importantly over the rights of the native people. Andrew Jackson was not fond of the Indians, he felt resentment and bitterness toward them, stemming from his military crusades in Florida. He believed that they belonged in the west, and he intended to drive them there. Jackson mocked John Marshall and his decision. In 1835, a minority sect of the Cherokee relinquished the tribe’s Georgia land in exchange for $5 million and a reservation located just west of the Mississippi.
Every country has events they wished didn’t happen.The United States of America combined all of those situations in The Indian Removal Act in 1830. The Age of Jackson and the Indian Removal Act permanently crippled the Native American culture and population. Before the Age of Jackson, Thomas Jefferson had similar goals, but different practices and sought to more peacefully assimilate Native Americans into American culture. Then, under Jackson’s presidency, America forced the indigenous peoples to move elsewhere so Americans could access the land they had been living on. This removal led to many deaths and the erosion of Native American practices in the United States.
The settlers also called the “white men” believed that the movement of the Indians would bring peace. The settlers also believed that they needed the land more than the native Americans so taking the land was a must do thing. Although there have been many different opinions on the trail of tears the Indians should not have been forced to move out of their homelands. Leading up to the Trail of tears Migration from the original Cherokee Nation began in the early 1800’s. Some Cherokees, that were not comfortable with the whites moving in on their territories, the Indians moved west on their own and settled in other areas of the country.
After the massacre happened, slaves were seen as a threat, and the white population became extremely afraid and cautious of their actions. The relations between classes became tougher and much more strict. Slaves were seen as a potential threat, which could revolt and continue the revolution previously paused by the government. In addition, a few white people who previously questioned slavery now changed their perception and saw it as something beneficial, as it could restrain Africans from acting freely; therefore, dangerously. However, the rebellion caused many people who were in favor of slavery, and also against it, to unite in a common fear, a bigger consent, which affected all white people in America.
It also shows how easily Europeans could convince the Native Americans. As a result, many Native Americans lost all their freedom and became slaves. They worked on plantations for Europeans and lost everything. Not to mention, diseases were killing tons of Native Americans at this time, which also resulted in a population decrease. Population decrease of Native Americans made slavery go down.
Following Jackson’s election into office and the consequent overturn of an entire political party, his Democratic-Republicans could not build a loyal following. Opposition to the rival party, the Federalists, was the source of Democratic-Republican unity, and once the former faded, so did the latter. The Louisiana Purchase was a pivotal turn of events that contributed to sectionalism. Upon acquiring so much land, America was faced with the issue of how to purpose it. These frontier states were ravaged with land exhaustion, and planters continuously moved out west for more land to cultivate.
Europeans unknowingly brought over diseases with them causing epidemics and a huge depopulation among the Native Americans. Because during this time the causes of the diseases was unknown amongst the Europeans and the Native Americans they both thought it was because of their respective religions. The Native Americans believed that manitou was punishing them and the Europeans thought that God was rewarding them. The Native Americans believed that the diseases killing them off was the result of their misuse of manitou. The diseases also undermined the authority of the Native American leaders; the leaders lost the respect of their people because they could no longer keep their people from dying, this forced them into mourning wars.
Not all Boys Grow up to be like their Fathers In Fools Crow by James Welch, the story of the Blackfeet Indians of Montana shares the growth and experiences of the Pikunis tribe and its people as they confront new white settlers and the impacts on its society and culture. As the United States expands westward in the late 1800’s, Native American tribes living on these frontier lands are often feared, misunderstood, and despised by white settlers who want to move onto the new land. Blackfoot society at this time is a patriarchal society that is led by chiefs, braves, and warriors. The relationships between fathers and sons in this patriarchal society affects the Pikuni people as they struggle with their relationships and interactions with