The North ended the Reconstruction because they were too busy to look after the South, they were racist to African Americans, and they removed soldiers from Southern states. America was well into the Reconstruction and the nation was happy. The election of 1876 ruined the dreams of over 3 million African Americans. The winner of the election of 1876 was Rutherford B. Hayes. President Hayes was a member of the Democratic party, but actually did not win the election until later.
Initially, the removal was intended for the purchase of the land of the willing tribes, but it turned into forcibly removing these people from their homes. The Cherokee tribe even took action against the government, taking the removal to the court systems. Cherokee tribe vs. Georgia, went all the way to the supreme court who ruled in favor of the Indians; however, the state of georgia ignored the court ruling and went forward with the removal. Another tribe, the seminoles, tried resisting through guerrilla warfare, but unfortunately failed. The removal lead to one of the most remembered events in American history, The Trail of Tears.
The government of early America was not kind to people of any color besides white. The president at the time, Andrew Jackson, had spent many years in the army campaigning, taking Native American land and passing it on to white farmers. In the year 1830 he signed for the Indian Removal Act. This allowed the government to exchange Native American land east of the Mississippi for land in the west called "The Indian Colonization Zone." This law only allowed the government to negotiate fairly for the exchange of this land but Jackson and the military forces consistently ignored this facet of the act and forced the natives out of their land.
Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States of America, and it is argued if he had a positive or negative impact on the country. Andrew Jackson is known for 3 things during his 2 terms as president. Jackson is known for the bank war, the indian removal act, and being the only president to rid the country of debt. Andrew Jackson was a negative influence to the country. Andrew Jackson negatively impacted the United States because he signed the indian removal act into law, this act forced natives to move west from their land.
When the Ku Klux Klan was formed, they tried to cease the African American from participation in the political process. “We would state that we have been law-abiding citizens, pay taxes, and in many parts of the state our people have been driven from the polls, refused the right to vote. Many have been slaughtered while attempting to vote.” [Doc. 3] Southern States deprived the right to vote from the former slaves because of their race and color. “Their (Mississippi, South Carolina, or Louisiana) framers intended and did disfranchise a majority of their citizenship [deprived them of the right to vote] because of “race and color” and “previous condition”..” [Doc.
In addition his misuse of presidential powers by destroying the Bank of the United States. In my opinion Andrew Jackson should be removed from the twenty dollar bill, because of the corruption and misuse of powers throughout his presidency. First was Indian removal and how to rapidly achieve it. Jackson regarded Indians as children when they did white man’s bidding and savage beast when they resisted. He would not protect the Indians from state actions and put the full weight of the federal government behind their removal.
The Trail of Tears was an effort by president Andrew Jackson to relocate Native Americans to regions in and around present-day Oklahoma. Jackson claimed this mass migration was beneficial to the american people and helped them to advance civilization; however, many historians today say that this was a cruel injustice. Almost everyone involved in the Trail of Tears felt poorly about the mistreatment, especially the Cherokee people that were being harmed and killed. The conditions were not fit for any human being and the soldiers removing them did serious psychological damage to the men, women, and children they took.
President Andrew Jackson was a very popular president and did a lot of things during his presidency. But in my opinion, I think he was not democratic because he wanted everything done his way or no way, like during the Indian Removal act in Document 10. He wanted the Indians land so he had his soldiers move them \west into the Indian territory. One way that President Andrew Jackson was democratic was his Bank Veto Message to Congress in Document 4. From what I read and what he said, I thought it sounded like he didn’t want to shut down the United States Bank.
The American Civil War is a great example of an unjustified revolution. According to the American Civil War section in Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, the primary focus of the Confederates who wished to leave the Union was to maintain the right to own slaves (Civil War, American 1). However, owning slaves prevented the people who were sold into slavery from having their natural rights, which does not exactly qualify as true freedom. The Civil War is well known as being the bloodiest war in the history of the United States of America. This is because somewhere between 750,000 and 850,000 soldiers died during the American Civil War (Civil War, American 1).
To many people it is a strong belief the Lewis and Clark expedition was a threat against the american indians and wildlife and caused the start of their removal, but I believe that what happened to the american indians had to happen in order to expand our country. The Lewis and Clark expedition explored the Louisiana purchase bought from the French in 1803 after the French failed their dream of a new empire. Current president Thomas Jefferson was asked by the French to buy a considerable amount of land for a very cheap price when the french had entered a rough patch of financial issues. The land was bought by Thomas Jefferson who had no idea what or really even who was living there besides the american indians. Thomas Jefferson decided to send explorers