How Did Andrew Jackson Contribute To Indian Removal

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As the 19th century began, westward expansion was a problem for Americans as Indian tribes were living there. Andrew Jackson was very persistent on the Indian removal before and after presidency, that it would take years of war to forcefully remove the tribes. In this essay, I will explain the background history leading to the removal act. I’ll also go in depth about the reasoning and those involved towards establishing land beyond the Mississippi. Thomas Jefferson, before the Louisiana Purchase, had an agreement with Georgia in 1802. The state of Georgia had territory that he was trying to gain by promising to secure the Cherokee land title in the state. After the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, Jefferson planned to put pressure on the Indians by exchanging the land they owned as a payoff for the trade debts they acquired. In the year of 1814, the Creeks military power would be destroyed by Andrew Jackson (who was proponent of the …show more content…
Native tribes like the Creek, Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Choctaw were no match for Jackson war against removal. Finally, in April 1830, Jackson’s proposal to congress was finalized and was passed by the senate. In Jackson’s years of presidency to the end, almost 50,000 eastern Indians were moved west of the Mississippi River. Almost seventy removal treaties had been signed resulting, east of the Mississippi, to millions of open land now to the settlers. In conclusion, the presidency of Andrew Jackson would affect the Native tribes before and after with his Indian Removal Act in 1830. Jackson wanted more land for his settlers and would stop at nothing to forcefully remove tribes east to the west of the Mississippi. President Jackson’s years in office resulted in an enormous amount of land, but nearly 4,000 Cherokee lives were taken in the removal and is now known as the “Trails of

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