In the article by Anthony F. C. Wallace, “The Hunger for Indian Land in Andrew Jackson’s America,” the reasons for America's need for Indian land is discussed. The purpose of this article is to explain the Indian removal that occurred under Andrew Jackson’s presidency. The thesis of this essay states that Americans kicked the Natives off of their land to fulfill a selfish desire to expand the cotton industry.
Andrew Jackson was born in 1767 between North Carolina and South Carolina, the Waxhaws region. His father died before he was even born because of a logging accident. He eventually became an orphan due to the rest of his family dying from war and sickness. He went to local schools and received an elementary education. A little later in life he became a lawyer and eventually bought land which was a big deal back in the day. He also fought in the war of 1812 and was considered a hero after he defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans. After that he began his role in the government as a senator in Tennessee. That shortly ended after about only one year. He then took his shot at the presidency which he successfully
Writing can change the way people see things. Words have the power to make something horrible seem good, or make an event in history seem very different than how it may have actually gone down. Throughout history, people have used words to empower and destroy people, to showcase something dark in a good light, or to show the darkness of a seemingly good event. One example of this is Andrew Jackson’s, On Indian Removal speech, and Michael Rutledge’s Samuel’s Memory. Both show an event in history in very different lights, showing the world that words have the power to make something into something it’s not. In his speech, Jackson makes the Indian Removal sound like a great idea, why Rutledge shows the horrors that his ancestor and their people had to endure during this horrible period in history.
Under influence of president Andrew Jackson, the congress was urged in 1830 to pass the Indian Removal Act, with the goal of relocated many Native Americans in the East territory, the west of Mississippi river.
The people on the reservations were “anemic on very few rations” (www.nps.gov). During the 1800s the tribes had been abused by being forced onto reservations with little food and water. Sitting Bull did not go to the reservation because he believed that this was unjust. Sitting Bull encouraged his people and many others to leave the reservation and live traditionally. Therefore Sitting Bull was a great leader when the government show exploitation to not only his people but Indian tribes overall which effected the way the government treats the tribes
After three days of Jackson on trial, the jury has decided that the defendant, Mr. Andrew Jackson was not guilty of crimes against humanity. The vote was very close though, Andrew won by a hair, with the votes being 5 versus 3. The jury found that even though the prosecution proved Jackson was a bad man, he did not commit the crimes against humanity.
Andrew Jackson is the epitome of a villain. If portrayed in a movie Jackson would be seen as the cruel murderous man who everyone couldn’t help but dislike, but somehow he still managed to be on the twenty dollar bill. Jackson was born into a poor family in 1767. From there on Jackson was a rebellious teen who happened to be imprisoned at the age of thirteen. Once Jackson grew up he experienced a great number of occupations from a lawyer, to a general, he finally chose to enter the world of politics. To become president Jackson had to exploit his opponents, and bribe his supporters by allowing them to maintain government positions. Once Jackson became president he exceeded his presidential powers through unconstitutional means. Andrew Jackson was a lying, unconstitutional, racist murderer who covered up his evil deeds by stating everything he did was for the well-being of the United States.
On the 25th of June 1876 on the ‘greasy’ grass of Dakota the Battle of the Little Big Horn occurred. Sioux and Cheyenne Indians defiantly left their reservations, outraged over the continued intrusions of whites into their sacred lands in the Black Hills. They gathered in Montana with the great warrior Sitting Bull to fight for their lands. Determined to resist the efforts of the U.S Army to force them onto reservations, Indians under the leadership of Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse wipe out Lieutenant Colonel George Custer and much of his 7th Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. This essay with try to determine why the U.S. Army lost this, every so important battle against the Sioux.
Imagine everything about where you lived changed completely. Sadly on December 29,1890 this happened to the Native Americans. They were living their life calmly and normal until a tangle of events started to happen that led to the death of possibly three hundred Native Americans. The death were of innocent people and some that weren't even fighting back upsettingly these death also included women and children.
The late 19th century, a period including Reconstruction, the Industrial Era, and “manifest destiny,” was marked by the freeing of slaves, imperialism, immense economic growth, and the rise of big businesses. (pg. 579, pg. 619, pg. 625, pg. 630) This was an age of “prolonged peace,” where many Americans sought to change their lives and their country for the better. (pg. 579) Industrial growth resulting from the North’s need to “supply the massive Union armies” presented various opportunities to make enormous fortunes. (pg. 619-620) However, this period also involved a considerable amount of violence, ranging from racial and labor conflicts to brutal wars overseas. (pg. 646-654)
Sitting Bull was 59 when he died at Grand River, South Dakota on December, 15, 1890. He was shot by Indian police because people was afraid that he was making a movement
His village fell victim to a massacre in 1851. This is two of the many reasons why Geronimo came into leadership. Through the countless raids and wars the Apaches fought, it unfortunately led him to be a prisoner of war for the rest of his 23 years. Geronimo only ended up surrendering to the United Sates General and soldiers in 1886 because his followers and himself were too outnumbered. Normally this would not have even fazed Geronimo or gave him the second thought of surrendering but his followers and fellow Apaches were way too exhausted from the constant sequence of events that happened prior to the surrendering to be bale to keep fighting for their land and their human rights. He showed greater leadership surrendering that day than he could’ve if he kept on fighting, knowing that his people would go down with him if he had not have surrendered. His story is important to know because it is not only American history, it is part of the Atlantic world which pertains to Canada as well who also had and still has Indigenous people fighting for their land rights. This is another example of Indigenous people and culture being colonized and
The difference in the two accounts is the prelude to the battle. According to Lakota Chief Red Horse, he with many Sioux Indians were only moving across the land in attempts to find a place to settle. When they did settle next to the Little Bighorn River, there were many Native Americans with them ten different tribes and eleven including themselves. The account from the military standpoint was the Sioux, and Cheyenne were hostile over the Black Hills and was corresponding with Sitting Bull. From the event of the Sioux Nation on the move, the U.S. Calvary dispatched three units to attack.
In the speech, " Black Hawk's surrender speech,1832" by Black Hawk. He has fought for his country men , against white men who came to cheat on them and take away their lands. He claimed an Indian who is as bad a a white men can not live in his nation. His council words gave his nation fare words and big promises. Black Hawk had no choice but to surrender. Black Hawk had the perserviance on not giving up on what he is believing for . In the speech it showed devices such as pathos and ethos.
Both “On Surrender at Bear Claw Mountain, 1877” by Chief Joseph and “On Women’s Right to Vote” by Susan B. Anthony are captivating speeches on the oppression of the two groups by the American Government, one on Indian relocation and suppressing their culture, and the other on women’s suffrage. In Chief Joseph's speech, he mainly applies pathos to his argument to convince General Howard and his people on why they are surrendering and create a strong emotional appeal. Susan B. Anthony however mainly utilizes logos to make her impassioned argument to convince both men and women on why women should have the right to vote and get them to stand up and support her cause.