Andrew Jackson And The Removal Of Indians Essay

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During his presidency, Andrew Jackson no doubt planned the removal of Indians for the benefit of the US. However, when he misled the Indians into thinking he did it for their sakes, he went against his own promises of peaceful relations and respect for the Native Americans. Jackson refused to enforce the Supreme Court’s decision in the Worcester vs Georgia case where the Cherokees’ sovereignty was established, and continued to badger them into moving without acknowledging their rights. In dealing with the Indians, Jackson neglected the Treaty of Tellico, a treaty established in 1805 that set clear boundaries between the US and Cherokees, and pushed them out of their own lands. Therefore, because of his unlawful actions in dealing with the Native Americans, Andrew Jackson should be impeached.
On March 4, 1829, Andrew Jackson’s First Inaugural Address stated "It will be my sincere and constant desire to observe toward the Indian tribes within our limits a just and liberal policy, and to give that humane and considerate attention to their rights and their wants which is consistent with the habits of our Government and the feelings of our people.” By stating this, he reassured the Indian tribes that he would respect their rights and be considerate of them while he was in presidency. He gave the Indian tribes a message of peace as if he didn’t want to do anything against them, showing the peace between him and the Indian Tribes. Also in his Second Annual Message to Congress he…

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