Essay about Indian Removal Act, And Trail Of Tears

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The Indian Removal Act, or Trail of Tears, was a massive forced migration of many Indian tribes in the southeastern United States in the mid 1800’s. The Indian Removal Act caused a massive disturbance in the Native American tribes of the southeast United States.
In the early 1830’s thousands of Cherokee Indians lived on a vast expanse of the southeastern United States, however, in the end of the 1840’s hardly any remained as a result of the Indian Removal Act (History). The Indian Removal Act was signed into law by President Andrew Jackson on May, 30 1830. The Indians were working for white men who wanted to grow cotton on their land (History). The government forced them to leave and white people hated them greatly because they lived on land that white men wanted and believed that they deserved (History). In the western settlers point of view, Native Americans were a foreign and odd culture that they did not understand (History). George Washington’s point of view to solve the “Indian Problem” was to civilize them and make an attempt to convert them to Christianity, to teach them English, as well as acquire European habitudes, such as, ownership of land as individuals (History).
Few of the many Native American tribes followed these customs, The ones that did were called the Five Civilized Tribes, which consisted of the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole, Creek and Cherokee (History). These tribes’ homeland existed in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Alabama and South Carolina…

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