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Cherokees and Indian Removal

Cherokees and Indian Removal - • Jefferson thought the...

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Cherokees and Indian Removal Cleared the land for white occupancy between the Appalachins and the Mississippi Cleared for cotton in the south and grain in the north Cleared for US expansion Immigration Canals and railroads New cities Continental empire Forces came from industrialization, growth of population, railroads and cities, methods. American Indians were either exiled, or dead. US Democracy and statistics 1790-1844 19790- 3.9 million Americans 1830- 13 million Americans 1840- 4.5 million people had crossed appalachin mountains to Mississippi valley 1820- 120,000 Indians living east of Mississippi 1844- fewer than 40,000 were left. Most of them had been forced to mgrate southward Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase: 1803 Doubled the size of the US
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Unformatted text preview: • Jefferson thought the Indians could mover there • Jefferson proposed to Congress that Indians should assimilate to systems of: Agriculture, Industrialization, civilization Andrew Jackson • Land speculation, merchant, slave trades • War of 1812 • Battle of Horseshoe Bend: 1814 • Jackson and friends began buying seized Creek lands • Appointed treaty Commissioner with Creeks • States rights over federal rights. • In favor of states extension Marshall Cases • Jefferson vs. Mcintosh • Cherokee Nation vs. Georgia- the court determined that the tribes were not feign nation. They were domestic dependent nations. • Woodster vs. Georgia- held that the state of Georgia lacked jurisdiction over activities occurring in Cherokee territory...
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