This removal led to many deaths and the erosion of Native American practices in the United States. Jackson was not the only one interested in the land the Native Americans lived on. A president before him, Thomas Jefferson, also attempted to gain land owned by Native Americans. Jefferson’s tactic was to improve relations with the Indians so when treaties were offered, they would seem more palatable. He also supported a movement called, “Assimilation”, which sought to “civilize” the Native Americans, again in an effort to take land from them via treaties.
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.
The start of the war was due to American extension into the Creek territory. In response, Shawnee carried a message of aggressive nativism that threaten the American expansion plans. Shawnee leader Tecumseh visit had resulted into a spiritual rebirth it “urged a spiritual cleaning and a material purging that recognized the agent’s activities as only the latest of many problems” (11). Tecumseh and his brother Tuckabatchee joined the Shawnee raids and killed several white men which resulted in retaliation and the start of Creek War. The authors believed that the war would have started with or without the visit of Tecumseh.
The United States expanded its size, achieving their dream of Manifest Destiny. Although the United States war against Mexico resulted in the gaining of America’s most valuable land, the war itself wasn’t legitimate because of the revolution in Texas, motivation for superiority, and the U.S. government’s actions. To begin, the Texans began an unreasonable war because they didn’t follow Mexico’s laws and conditions. When Mexico started selling cheap land, they set conditions for the people moving in. The people had to convert to Catholicism, learn Spanish, become a Mexican citizen, and have no slaves.
They were treated unfairly by the United States; they had a treaty concerning their territory in Nebraska but the United States gave it to the Sioux tribe. The Ponca tribe has gone through so much, and suffered many losses, but they also gained many new things. Today the Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma continues to pursue many new things for its people in education, history, business, and government, expanding their sights and setting new goals for themselves. There have been a lot of controversial issues over sovereignty to the United States government and many problems within the their own government, and continuous conflict, but the nation has not fallen. The
Imperialism Position Paper In the mid-1800s the British extended their power by taking control over India, leaving a detrimental impact on their nation both socially and politically after ultimately exploiting their people, leaving them on the verge if not already lost to starvation, and consciously stripping many of them of their self-governance rights. The British throughout their rule mistreated the natives, and clearly disregarded their well being after allowing them to starve, and exhausting their workers for their own personal gain. The age of imperialism in India began in the mid-1700s as the British East India Company began to gain greater political influence and power. They were eventually able to monopolize the trading industry,
For African-Americans Jefferson wanted land to be purchased. The expenses and placement was very challenging. Jefferson asked whether they, “...should we be willing to have such a colony in contact with us?” This statement communicates racist undertones. The Native American’s plans involved the policy for their future. Jefferson’s goal was to “..push our trading uses, and be glad to see the good and influential individuals among them run in debt, because we observe that when these debts get beyond what the individuals can pay, they become willing to lop them off by a cession of lands.” Despite wanting to steal their land so America could expand, Jefferson wanted to coexist with the indians.
The American Colonies attempted many times to catch the attention of the King in order to prevent anymore disliking for the crown and his government. These dislikes would soon grow into tensions as the British government ignored the American Colonies solutions. When analyzing the primary documents it was clear that tensions were high in the colonies due to the unfairness they felt they were receiving from Parliament. One main importance the colonist felt was the lack of representation during the time Parliament enacted the Stamp Act. Whether Parliament had the right to tax the colonist or not wasn’t what bothered the colonist the most.
Over the seven years that the war lasted, the British defeated the French and now had control of most of the land. Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States, accentuates about how the British could continue its ruling over the colonies, “With the French defeated, the British government could turn its attention to tightening control over the colonies” (Zinn 60). While the British were planning their control over the colonies, the “ambitious colonial leaders were no longer a threat by the French. They had only two rivals left: The English and the Indians” (Zinn 59). The colonists had begun their plans to separate from the British and now considered the British their rivals.
the long-term causes went much deeper than the issue arised about the Enfield rifle. There was underlying political grievances from the indians, the displacement of a large number of ruler and chiefs was led by the British policy of territorial annexations. Under the governor-generalship of Lord Dalhousie, a number of independent kingdom annexation to British Empire was successful. Under his policy 'Doctrine of Lapse' both the princes and landowners had been subjected to the heavy hand of government and he wished to removed as many feudal states as he could and leaving only a few of the larger ones nominally independent yet actually would be the control of the central government.this planned was designated to lead to better government and