The 1830-Indian Removal Act

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Americans were rather hostile towards Native Americans, partially because of a predisposition of them being savages, but also because they had a tremendous amount of difficulty sharing the land. In 1819 when the US purchased florida, they drove out a tribe who had been living there to escape american authorities and placed them in a reservation in central florida. When Native americans attempted to use US law to fight back (1828 supreme court case, Cherokee Nation vs. Georgia) and won, the president at the time disregarded the ruling and placed the Cherokee in Oklahoma. The last blow came from the 1830 - Indian Removal Act which allowed the president to negotiate with the remaining native americans to move them to the west of the mississippi.
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