Why Was Andrew Jackson Treated Unfairly Wrong

527 Words3 Pages
In 1830, the Indian Removal Act was signed, forcing the Indians to move west of the Mississippi River. 4,000 of the 15,000 Cherokees died along the trail of tears, meaning over 25% of the Cherokees died. Although they did not want to leave their land, they had to because of President Jackson. The Indians should not have been forced off their land. President Jackson did not treat the Indians fairly, the land belonged to the Indians, and the Indians rights were being violated. President Jackson did not treat any of the Indians fairly. President Jackson had the Indians move from where they lived to west of the Mississippi River. In President Andrew Jackson’s Message to Congress on December 6,1830, it stated that “Cherokee nation occupies its own territory and no Georgia citizens have the right to enter.” (Worcester) The Cherokee had their territory but it was taken away by Jackson. President Jackson did this because the U.S. was desperate for land. He treated the Cherokee very unfairly to make him happy. Jackson also lied to them. In America History of our Nation, it said “They would be given shelter and more. He lied to them and gave them nothing. This is how the Indians were treated unfairly by Jackson.…show more content…
In President Andrew Jackson’s Message to Congress on December 6,1830, it was said “Cherokee nation occupies its own territory and no Georgia citizens have the right to enter” (Worcester). The Indians had the right to keep their land but president Jackson took their land away. The Indians also had their rights being violated by the government in other ways. In America History of our Nation their rights were also being violated because the government had a law signed forcing the Creeks to give up most of their land (page 357). Their rights were again being violated, showing another reason why the Indian Removal Act should not have been

More about Why Was Andrew Jackson Treated Unfairly Wrong

Open Document