Was Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal Policy Motivated by Humanitarian Impulses_ YES

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Riya Patel Period 4 Jackson Debate Was Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal Policy Motivated by Humanitarian Impulses? YES Policy encouraged a process similar to “civilizing” in which indians assimilated into colonial culture While it may have not ended in fewer deaths, the question deals with Jackson's motivation, which concerns his initial intentions of removing the Indians. Protecting Indians against incursions from states Protecting from annihilation o Promoting expansionist dreams Give new land for compensation Concern for military safety of the United States Intention to support the principle that persons residing within states must follow the laws of those states Build "greater ideological and structural ppp coherence" beneficial to both Indians and Americans (preservation of culture and economic growth, respectively) culture was ultimately able to survive as a result to the emigration Didn't intend to force Indians and gave them the choice to reside within Georgia and other states that opposed Indian sovereignty with the condition that they subjected to state law

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