Response2HISTORY - remove the Indians from their land. It...

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Samantha Ward March 6, 2007 HIS130 Response #2 In the article about the Appeal of the Cherokee Nation, Jackson’s Administration attempts to uproot the Cherokee Indians along with four other tribes. This is known as the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The Cherokees shot down the attempted process of only allowing “civilized” Indians to be considered part of the American population. They wanted it all or nothing. They tried so hard to be the perfect citizens. They started schools, successfully farmed, and even adapted to some of the United States Constitution. Jackson referred to them as savages when speaking to congress, but the Cherokees continued to push to “remain on the land of our fathers.” They continued to lack standing as citizens, and the courts enforced their rights. This soon led to the Trail of Tears which was an exodus of the natives to the west. I think that the Jackson Administration is completely wrong with their attempt to
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Unformatted text preview: remove the Indians from their land. It is as simple as, they were there first, so let them stay. The United States Constitution allows freedom of all Americans. If the Indians were there before the English came and settled, why should they have to up and leave because people of a higher status came and said move. I think that the Cherokees, along with all of the other tribes should have stood up for what is right and refused to be kicked off their own land. Although the tribes were able to move west of the Mississippi, they faced many dangers and it was unfair to put their lives at risk. They were put up to endure difficulties with finding food, shelter, and other harsh repercussions of moving westward. I think it is wrong that the Indian Removal Act allowed the president to have full control over the Indian tribes because they did in fact, take advantage of them in many ways....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course RLC (RPW) 183 taught by Professor Moquin during the Spring '07 term at Hartford.

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