Indian+Removal - From Andrew Jacksons Message to Congress...

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From Andrew Jackson’s Message to Congress “On Indian Removal” (1830) It gives me pleasure to announce to Congress that the benevolent policy of the Government, steadily pursued for nearly thirty years, in relation to the removal of the Indians beyond the white settlements is approaching to a happy consummation. It will place a dense and civilized population in large tracts of country now occupied by a few savage hunters. It will separate the Indians from immediate contact with settlements of whites; free them from the power of the States; enable them to pursue happiness in their own way and under their own rude institutions.
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“What good man would prefer a country covered with forests and ranged by a few thousand savages to our extensive Republic, studded with cities, towns, and prosperous farms embellished with all the improvements which art can devise or industry execute, occupied by more than 12,000,000 happy people, and filled with all the blessings of liberty, civilization and religion?” (Jackson)
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Jackson’s Rhetoric of Benevolent Removal
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From the Petition of the Cherokee Women's Council May 2, 1817 Our beloved children and head men of the Cherokee nation, we address
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