Cherokee, Cheyenne, Seminoles Option #2 During the nineteenth-century, the federal Indian policy changed and it forced the removal or relocation of many different Indian tribes. The federal government sought to expand its control of territory and resources across America. The one big problem the U.S. faced were the Indians who resisted their removal. Georgia signed the Compact of 1802 which stated that if Georgia were to give up their western claims, the U.S. would eradicate American Indian land titles in Georgia and remove them (Lecture 14).
During the war, Jackson defeated the British at the Battle of New Orleans. Jackson was admired for many battles and many treaties he fought or negotiated. One history did not and can not forget, The Indian Removal Act, the removing of Native Americans from their lands for expansion into the territories leaving behind the historical Trail of Tears. The trail was caused by death and displacement of thousands of Natives of different tribes forced together and moved. Losing family, friends, homelands everything because Jackson believed that growing the United States in geographical region outweighed the loss of Native lives.
The Georgia government recognized that Worcester was influential in the Cherokee resistance movement and enacted a law that prohibited "white persons" from residing within the Cherokee Nation without permission from the state. When I first started researching the case, the sources I looked at gave no mention to the fact that Worcester was wanted and welcomed in the territory, or that he was helping the Cherokees with legal issues. The fact that he was helping with legal issues is probably the main reasons the Georgia government wanted him off the territory, as they wanted the Cherokees out of their boundaries.
Zachary Taylor was our 12th President. However, Taylor was nominated to be president by the Whig Party and didn’t find out until weeks later. The Whig Party saw how he was a War Hero and slave owner, so he could win the votes of the people in the North and South. His presidency lasted for 16 months, from 1849 to 1850, which is also when he died. As he took his position, he was soon launched into the nation’s major problem; slavery and how the countries’ new states.
They elected their first president Jefferson Davis on November 6, 1861. Before he became the confederate president he was a planter, politician, and soldier. He graduated from West point military academy in 1828. He is now considered a traitor and will be charged for treason when we catch him. As we continue the talk about war with the seceding states we can only hope no other states secede.
When Andrew Jackson became president in 1829, the Native American condition worsened. Congress allowed the president to solve the "Indian problem" with the Indian Removal Act of 1830 (O’Neill 11). This act gave President Jackson permission to offer tribes land west of the Mississippi River in exchange for their tribal lands east of the Mississippi. Politicians of the day considered this a generous offer, (O’Neil 11) but the Native American population would not surrender their homes so easily. So the federal government used some shady tactics in order to get many tribes to accept the agreement.
Inmy opinion andrew jackson should be remembered as a great president. Kicking out native americans. Why? They helped the colonists when they first arrived so why do we decide to kick them out and take their land. Andrew jackson should have relized that without them he wouldnt even be president because there would not even be a country.
Jackson forced the five remaining Indian tribes of the East of the Mississippi river, the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, Seminole and Choctaw, to the West enabling Indian lands to be sold to settlers and pave the way to the West to settle the land, although he was not exactly in approval of the Western Expansion. The Indians were powerless against this stronger and more powerful version of Andrew Jackson that the Cherokee had fought with in 1788. In a final effort after pleas to Congress with petitions for protection from unfair laws, mainly in Georgia, the Indian Nation cleverly took their case to the Supreme Court of the United States. Although they won their case, the Indian Nation believing that Chief Justice John’s ruling would be observed, was still forced out of their lands. Andrew Jackson’s simply did not acknowledge the court’s decision and proceeded on removing the Indians even at gunpoint.
“Jackson argued that the United States policy of attempting to assimilate the tribes into white society had failed and the Native Americans’ way of life would eventually be destroyed.” (thehermitage.com) Thousands of Native Americans died due to his decisions; he seemed to show his total disregard for their culture and rights. This displays his autocratic tendencies, but his crisis involving South Carolina does as well. When the Tariff of 1832 began to harm South Carolina but aid the North, our state threatened to leave the union in order to protect our economy. However, Jackson was going to use force to make us follow his laws; he wasn 't willing to bend at all.
In the Worcester vs. Georgia Supreme court case, the Supreme court said Georgia land did not extend to the Cherokee Nation. However many agreed treaties made granted land to the Indians. Jackson refused to enforce the decree and believed the Indians should move west. In 1830, the Choctaws agreed to the Indian removal act because the U.S would give land, transportation and grants if they moved west. “Working on behalf of white settlers who wanted to grow cotton on the Indians’ land, the federal government forced them to leave their homelands and walk thousands of miles to a specially designated “Indian territory” across the Mississippi River”(History.com Staff.).
Soon after becoming president, Jackson passed the former act which called for the relocation of native tribes from their homelands to a designated “Indian territory” in present-day Oklahoma. While Jackson had a clear idea of his plans, he befriended the tribes and promised them prosperity, friendship, and the possibility of becoming civilized children of God. In other words, he, the symbol of reassurance in America, stabbed the backs of all natives. Beyond the question of Jackson 's morality, what was the ultimate reason behind the removal? The answer to this is simple: white settlers wanted to grow and cultivate on Indian lands, and they attained this when the government pushed the natives out of their lands.
Many tries including the Muscogee, Creek, and Seminole tribes were removed from their homes, but it was the Cherokee tribe that suffered the most. For the Cherokee nation the struggle to stay on their land they occupied in the state of Georgia, came long before the Indian Removal Act. In the 1820’s the state of Georgia was trying to convince the federal government to remove the Cherokees living with the states
This led to the Indian Removal Act and what the Cherokee call Trail of Tears. Over several years, Jackson seized millions of acres of Indian Lands making room for cotton plantations. The Removal Act signed in 1830, by President Jackson, was to guarantee the Indians would have land in the west but these promises were later broken. The Removal Act was
Dred Scott was a slave who sued his owner. He claimed he was free because his previous owner had taken him to Illinois (a free state) where he argued before the court that Congress had banned slavery by the Missouri Compromise of 1820. The state of Missouri ended up finding Scott was going to be a slave, even though the previous decisions by Missouri favored the Emancipation Proclamation because slavery has become very popular within expansion issues and compromise issues. The Dred Scott v. Sanford case is an early example of the Court’s involvement in race relations, new attitudes arise that would be changed by the Civil War, and the civil rights movement. Abolitionists were livid.
GEORGE WASHINGTON Born on February 22nd, 1732 in Mount Vernon, VA, George Washington, the first president of the United States was an Indian killer and a slaveholder, though he told his country he cherished them. In fact, he owned his first slaves at age 11. Not only did he tell his people lies, but he started The Whiskey Rebellion in the year of 1791 due to himself enforcing a tax pay on farmers who were selling bottles of whiskey on the frontier, but then again, we all make mistakes. Or was it really a mistake? Washington wasn 't all bad.