Indian Removal

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  • 1.  The American population was gaining through a boom so we were running out of room The idea was we should kick the Indians out and take their land
  • 2.  Andrew Jackson negotiated 8 out of the 11 negotiations His dealing in these treaties made him very popular
  • 3.  In 1823 congress decided that Indians could live In America but could not hold title to the land This change absolutely nothing except it would let America to continue taking the natives lands
  • 4.  They tried both war and peace They won neither of them
  • 5.  In 1830 president Jackson proposed the Indians removal act which forced all Indians to leave their eastern territory for western territory
  • 6.  In 1831 the Cherokees pleaded to the court and won their court case but president Jackson refused to up hold the law
  • 7.  The Seminoles were a tribe that resisted and after 3 bloody wars that cost the government 60 million dollars. Eventually we just paid them to leave The creek tried to resist but we crushed them and forced them to leave without sighing the treaty
  • 8.  This majorly affected the Cherokee The government tricked the Cherokee into a false treaty and despite a protest of 15,000 Indians, they were forced of their land at gun point
  • 9.  America forced the Indians off ‘our’ land Thousands of Native Americans died Predestined the great fall of the native American population America can really be jerks
  • 10.  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p2959.htm http://academic.udayton.edu/race/02rights/native10.h tm http://www.historynet.com/andrew-jackson-and-the- indian-removal-act.htm
  • 11. -Fin-