Compare And Contrast Andrew Jackson Assimilate American Indians
Thomas Jefferson saw the American Indians as being similar to the Europeans in mind and body since they worked hard to protect their lands and saw themselves as free people. He believed that the American Indians were good human material but the only issue he had was their culture. Most Americans, including Jefferson, saw American Indian culture as savagery but believed they could be civilized through education, Christian religion, and commercial agriculture. The Indians felt pressured for the land so some tribes decided to accept the policy to assimilate into civilization as a means of survival to avoid wars with the white Americans.
Fights did happen though, even when the Indians assimilated into American civilization. When Jackson was elected, his main goal was to remove …show more content…
They believed that they are the superior race while all other races, such as the Mexicans, Indians, Blacks, Filipinos, were inferior to them due to the difference in “linguistic, psychological, moral, and biological characteristics.” There were scientific claims that supported their actions of slavery and conquering other lands, as well as support that the white race was superior. Science has shifted the attention and responsibility away from the oppressor and toward the targets of