Analysis Of Ronald Takaki's A Different Mirror

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In Ronald Takaki’s, A Different Mirror, he provides readers with insights about the racial and ethnic diversity of the United States and how those differences impacted the country. Each chapter has a “master narrative” either an immigrant or people from America that just landed there. It’s interesting to see what certain groups have gone through to come to America or what they experienced in the developing nation. Some of the groups such as Native Americans had a rough time when the American settlers started to push them off their land and so on. In chapter 4 the main idea or message were to the Native Americans that they should adapt or face extermination. That was the main problem for the native American’s during that time, the Americans would say they would allow the natives to have land at times but then suddenly go back on there word and push them off. In the …show more content…
Jackson believed that the Native Americans were in the way of advancement to the American society and that they simply can’t survive in white society. Certain laws and treaties were enforced but necessarily not followed. The 1802 Indian Trade and Intercourse Act had provided that no land cessions could be made except by treaty with a tribe, and that federal rather than state law would operate in Indian Territory. In 1832, after the Supreme Court ruled that states couldn’t legally extend their jurisdiction into Indian Territory, Jackson refuses to enforce the Court’s decision. He was actively working on and in favor of Indian removal. “Jackson uprooted seventy thousand Indians from their homes and drove them west of the Mississippi River. He was clearing the way for the rise of the Cotton Kingdom”(Tamaki 82). This showed how disrespected the native American’s were from the society. The native American’s had no choice to stay they would have been attacked by the American

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