Andrew Jackson vs. Tecumseh

Topics: Native Americans in the United States, White people, War of 1812 Pages: 2 (684 words) Published: April 3, 2012
Christian Sarquilla
LA Per.1
Compare and Contrast Essay

In the early 1800s President Andrew Jackson gave a speech about how Native Americans should give up their land for the Whites and move somewhere else like in a reservation. But at the same time the Native Americans are saying that no one shouldn’t be sold or owned by anyone, it should be shared and refuse to move out.

In 1829 President Andrew Jackson who represents the White men gave a speech about the removal of Native Americans from their land. While in the early 1800s a Shawnee tribe member named Tecumseh made a speech about they will never give up their land to anyone or anything.

Andrew Jackson is saying that the Native Americans are nomadic meaning they move from place to place instead of staying permanently, because in the speech he said “Toward the aborigines of the country no one can indulge can indulge a more friendly feeling than myself, or would go further in attempting to reclaim them from their wandering habits.” Meaning Jackson wants to remove the Indians from their land in a more “friendly” way.

On the other hand Tecumseh said that land shouldn’t be sold to anyone is should be shared because in his speech he said “as it was first, should be now-for it was never divided in the first place, but belongs to us all”. Now I agree with Tecumseh land was never owned by anyone and it should stay that way because it was never divided by the whites or Native Americans. They were forced to give up the land and if they didn’t there were harsh consequences.

I don’t agree at all with Andrew Jackson because in his speech he says “under protection of the government and through the influence of good counsels, to cast off their savage community.” Meaning that Andrew Jackson and the government not only wants their land but they want to change the Native Americans into something they are not. But not only is he changing the Natives but he is trying to sell their land for money because in the...
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