Indian Removal Act. What is the Indian Removal Act?.
The Indian Removal Act is during the 1830’s when the Americans forced tens of thousands of Native Americans on the Trail of Tears.Andrew Jackson supported this act in fact he was the person who created the act. Since he was the president at the time no one dared to deny him. He approved the act and one of the reasons why he wanted it was so the Westerners could move more west. During the Trail of Tears many of the Natives died of malaria and other dangerous diseases at the time.
Thousands of Indians died
Current Native Americans are living in poverty
28.2% poverty rate
Infant death rates are 60% higher than for Caucasians
82% are more likely to die from suicide
90,000 homeless or under housed
The Indian Removal Act wasn’t justified. The reasons it wasn’t justified is because Andrew Jackson ignored the Supreme Court Ruling which is unconstitutional. Due to the IRA 28.2% of Native Americans are living in poverty. For us Americans the IRA would possibly be favored because if we didn’t have the Act it’s possible that we wouldn’t be here today.