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Riya PatelPeriod 4Jackson DebateWas 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●