Indian Removal Act. Background Information. 125,000 Indians lived East of the Mississippi River The 5 groups were the Cherokee, the Chicksaw , the Choctaw, the Creek, and the Seminoles War and disease was killing some of the Indians President Jackson passed the Indian Removal Act in 1830.
We think the Indian Removal Act was not justified because President Jackson forced the Natives off their land, unconstitutionally, did not keep his promises of giving them supplies, money, and land, and he denied he was doing illegal actions by referring to them as ‘kind’ and ‘generous’
Jackson, President Andrew. Speech To Congress on Indian Removal Act 6 December 1830.
Teachers' Curriculum Institute. The United States Through Industrialism. Teachers' Curriculum Institute, 2013.
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