Indian Removal Act of 1830
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Well, speaking of the specifics of the Indian Removal Act of 1830 this law was passed by the United States Congress, and it was signed by President Andrew Jackson. From previous readings I saw that George Washington also had a strong input about Native Americans being a problem, and agreed with President Andrew Jackson to extract their land. George Washington wanted to civilize the Natives by changing their beliefs in life, and converting them over to Christianity.
Therefore the Removal Act law was passed to remove all Indian Tribes that were living east of the Mississippi River in the U.
S. I also learned that the Removal Act was happening in the Northern states as well. In essence for my understanding the Removal Act was based upon racism, and greed. To put in perspective the Removal Act was mostly supported in the South, because the states in the South were eager to gain access to lands claimed by the Five Civilized Tribes. Moreover, in readings I saw that President Jackson had a strong support for slavery as well. Therefore he was known for making brutal decisions and leading brutal campaigns. In other words the Removal Act was not a positive or a necessary thing for to do. It was a very negative, disgusting racist decision that was made.
Due to a horrible decision that was made it became The Trail of Tears for the Natives. The Trails of Tears was about the relocation and the movement of the Native Americans, including many members of the Cherokee, Creek, Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw nations among others in the U.S. The Trail of Tears torn so many families apart, torn families from their ancestral homes, and thousands of people did not survive the trip. Thousands of Native Americans did not survive the trip because many suffered from exposed diseases, and starvation while in route to their destinations. Most Natives Americans even tried fighting for their lands, but still had to relocate to Oklahoma. In conclusion the whites wanted the land, and removed the Native Americans.