Andrew Jackson Indian Removal

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While Andrew Jackson was president of the United States, he was happy to pursue the news in the relation of the Indians Removal in the 1830’s. I believe Andrew Jackson is in a rush to remove the Indians because it will prevent differences between the General and State Governments on account of the Indians, and it will increase the size of civil populations. In the 1830’s, the Indian Removal was not the only event that was occurring. The Second Great Awakening was happening as well, which was a period of religious revival. It included widespread conversations, increased church activity, social activism, and the emergence of new Christian denominations. Another impact that was occurring was the Oregon Trail. It served as a natural corridor as the U.S. moved from eastern half toward the west coast. It began as an unconnected series of trails used by Native Americans. The trail began to develop into a trail of businesses such as military posts, trading posts, shortcuts, and eventually becoming a trail to route cattle drives and covered wagons. An important person at this time was Ezra Meeker, who was a pioneer that took steps to preserve and commemorate the Oregon Trail by organizing communities to place markers along the trail. The document starts off by Andrew Jackson stating how pleased he is that the government is pursing to go forth and remove the Indians from two main tribes, and because of this the other tribes will move also. He informed them that parts of Georgia and Alabama would not be able to establish an independent government by the executive of the United States, and he advised them to emigrate beyond the Mississippi or obey the laws of the states. He progresses on to say that the conduct toward the Indians is an interest of their character. He makes an interesting statement by saying “Our ancestors found them and the uncontrolled possessors of these vast regions” (Document 10-7). Following this quote he says that by persuasion and force they have...
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