Analysis Of Andrew Jackson 's ' The Cotton Gin ' Essay

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Another example of the government coming under pressure from the public was seen in relation to the Indians. The cotton gin broke many boundaries in regard to increasing the cotton production. However, once the gin increased the cotton production, other limits on production presented themselves. The two constraints were of land availability and a lack of slaves. The solution was in an enslaver-related chain of succession – “enslaver-generals took land from Indians, enslaver-politicians convinced Congress to let slavery expand, and enslaver-entrepreneurs created new ways to finance, transport and commodify ‘hands’” (Page 116). Thus, Congress got pressured into the further expansion of slavery. This was not an isolated incident where Congress got pressured. Another major occurrence of this kind was in 1830 when Andrew Jackson passed the Indian Removal Act to gain the appreciation of the white Americans of the South. (Pages 228-229). In 1832, Andrew Jackson went so far as to violate Judge Marshall’s ruling that individual states had no authority in American Indian affairs. He went ahead with the transfer of Indians to the other side of the Mississippi River. These were the few times the majority: white Americans and Congress seemed to be in agreement. Unfortunately they were only prepared to do so for the expansion of slavery, not its abolition.
While the previous examples were of instances where Congress failed to carry out their duties, there were also times when the men in…

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