Indian Removal Act and the Civil War
The Indian Removal Act took place in 1830, it promised to protect and forever guarantee the Indians lands in the West. The act involved the compromise between Jackson and the Native tribes west of the Mississippi river to be relocated so that he could take over their homelands. Now that the tribes were out of the way there was more land to settle on. Many of the Native Americans suffered from diseases and even starvation on their ways to their other destinations. The five major tribes affected were the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole. These were called The Civilized Tribes that moved into a more modern westernized culture. The Trail of Tears is a name given to the forced relocation and movement of Native American nations from southeastern parts of the United States following the Indian Removal Act of 1830. Now that the Indians were out of the way Jackson had planned to expand the United States and let it continue to grow. The growth of the country had then begun. The Second Bank of The United States was chartered in 1816 for a twenty year term. The Bank of the United States was a depository for federal funds and paid national debts. When Jackson became president, the Bank of the United States was easily run by Nicolas Biddle. Jackson was financially broken by a close call of a bank credit situation earlier in his business career. He was worried about the Bank's organization and the general idea of paper money instead of gold and silver. Bottom of Form
In January 1832, Biddle's supporters in Congress, Daniel Webster and Henry Clay, introduced Bank recharter legislation. Even though the charter was not going to end for four more years, they felt that Congress would recharter the Bank. Those men felt that Jackson would not risk losing votes in Pennsylvania and other states by vetoing it. Jackson's opposition to the Bank became almost an obsession. In the end, Jackson vetoed the Bank Recharter Bill.
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