Segregation In Andrew Jackson's Letter To Congress

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In Andrew Jackson’s letter to the Congress he explains how the whites and the Indians would now be separated. This starts a large chain effect on segregation throughout history. This law is a social factor because it separated the Indians and the whites, causing them to live completely separate lives from each other. At one point he also states that a collision between the two would be dangerous. This is also a social factor because it implies that white people should and are seen differently than the Indians by saying that their land isn’t important, therefore we are going to take it. This only increased the stereotype that anyone other than white people should be thought as less than. Not only does he see them as below himself, but also makes himself and the white country higher. He states that “What good man would prefer a country covered with forests and ranged by a few thousand savages to our extensive Republic, studded with cities, towns, and prosperous farms…” He is once again is belittling the Indians, and that they aren’t worthy to make their land useful just because they don’t have large cities.…show more content…
He states that he feels as if it is unfair that the whites can take away their land without any place for the Indians to file what they think about it. This is a social factor because the Indians know that they whites believe that they are superior to the Native Americans; this affects the way they they interact and how they deal with upcoming conflicts. This, much like the first source, says a lot about how the Americans were treating the Indians, as if they are lesser to
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