In 1830, encouraged by President Andrew Jackson, Congress passed the Indian Removal Act which gave the federal government the power to relocate any Native Americans in the east to territory that was west of the Mississippi River. Though the Native Americans were to be recompensed, this was not done fairly, and in some cases led to the further destruction of many of the eastern tribes. By early 1800’s, the white Americans established settlements further west for their own benefit, and later discovered gold. Furthermore, Georgia's attempt to regain this land resulted in the Cherokee protesting and taking this case to the United States Supreme Court. Even though the court came to the decision of favoring the Cherokee, Jackson ignored it and with
The said purchase seeks to “remove all the source of misunderstanding relative to the objects of discussed mentioned in the Second and fifth articles o f the Convention of the 8th Vendé miaire an 9/30 September 1800 relative to the rights claimed by the United States in virtue of the Treaty concluded at Madrid the 27 of October 1795” (American Originals). While the Proclamation Line of 1763 sought to stop the conflicts between the colonists and the Native Americans, the purchase was all about the deal of the United States and France, which enabled the U.S. to “acquired approximately 827,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River for $15 million” (Montecillo). To note, the Louisiana Territory stretched from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada and from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains. In 1762 the French gave Spain the territory as a thanks for their assistance in the Seven Years War. France at this time did not consider it a great loss as it was expensive maintain and the Louisiana Territory was nothing more than a swamp that did not yield much benefit.
The Emancipation Proclamation needed a constitutional amendment to guarantee abolishment of all slavery in the United States since the Proclamation could not do that itself (Guelzo, 2005). In conclusion, Emancipation Proclamation did not free the slaves, but the slaves freed themselves. The Proclamation process was an essential step in the abolishment of the slavery in America, although it was not the reason why the slavery ended. The document motivated the enslaved individuals and freed African American people to join the Union, which eventually became a war for freedom. Determinations and preservation of the slaves across the country struck fear in the eyes of the Confederacy (Carnahan, 2007).
It altered the course of the war, led to the impartiality of all blacks, and changed the future for the posterity. The Emancipation Proclamation altered the course of the war for the better. It was now moral responsibility to triumph the Confederacy and unbind the millions of African Americans held in subjugation (Bodenner). This document also changed the Civil War from a war of troubles to a campaign of human freedom (Emancipation Proclamation History.com). Amongst the Civil War, General Patrick Cleburne had mentioned how, “slavery, from being one of our chief sources of strength," had evolved into "one of our chief sources of weakness" (Bodenner).
Seward made the point that Slavery is only an intuition and can be removed from a state, and the state would remain, but if you remove freedom, it is no longer a state. He reminded everyone that there is an authority higher than the government, God, and that it was their responsibility to take care of everyone and all creation. William H. Seward closed his speech by stating that no free state would establish slavery, and if given the choice to go back no slave state would have established it. The Compromise of 1850 provoked various responses from different speakers, all agreeing the Union was in danger. The compromise was passed in order to protect United States from splintering, but it only delayed the war.
After 1863 the Buffalo soldier would play a crucial role in the Union’s victory over the Confederacy. Before the Civil War tensions between North and South were at a boiling point. One particular event, which gives a clear indication
Nhat Dang History 170 October 15, 2017 The Emancipation Proclamation - signed on January 1, 1863 - granted freedom to some slaves, was a strategic decision as a contribution to the war effort, rather than a virtuous move like most people are persuaded to believe. OpenStax College. (2016). U.S. History. Houston, TX: OpenStax CNX.
From social factors such as the assimilation of natives to economic factors such as taking land forcefully, tensions between Native Americans and Anglo-Americans persisted. Similarly, these economic and social factors expressed in the late 1800’s reflect many of the factors expressed earlier on between 1763-1800. Within the two time periods, Americans have mostly continued to exclude the Native Americans and taken every opportunity to seize their lands. The two time periods were very similar with the exception that the late 1800’s showed more acceptance of the indians by providing them boarding schools and reserving land for them. After the French-Indian war when settlers illegally settled past the Proclamation line of 1763, the desire to take native American land continued in the late 1800’s.
White people controlled the assets and took them with them wherever they went. The livelihoods of families through the 20th century was determined solely by the color of their skin. Their skin color determined whether they would be the victims of Jim Crow laws, unfavorable housing, and consequentially a severe disadvantage in business, education, and success. No biological science could determine race but race determined so much for America and how its people were treated. The effects of explicit inequality in this nation’s history still implicitly impact minorities negatively today and give whites largely unrecognized
The Emancipation Proclamation is probably one of the most important documents in the history of the United States of America; in spite of that, it is also one of the most complicated and misunderstood. On January 1, 1863, as the United States approached its third year of brutal civil war, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. The proclamation stated that “all persons held as slaves are, and henceforward shall be free,” this was within the rebellious states. The Emancipation Proclamation made the nation change views and affected various aspects of the United States. When Lincoln proposed the Emancipation Proclamation he didn’t receive the support he thought he was going to get from his advisors.