IndianRemovalActDBQ

IndianRemovalActDBQ - History DBQ Oftedal Indian Removal Act DBQ Prior to Jacksons presidency John Quincy Adams refused to employ a controversial

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History DBQ Indian Removal Act DBQ Oftedal 1/25/09 Prior to Jackson’s presidency, John Quincy Adams refused to employ a controversial treaty that included the removal of the Creek Indians out of Georgia. Although Adams backed down and negotiated another treaty yielding the disputed land to the state, the event underlined the troubles of the remaining southern tribes in the state, particularly the Cherokee. Early in Jackson’s presidency, he proposed that an area west of the Mississippi River be set apart especially for the Indian tribes. Later, Jackson passed the Indian Removal Act that ordered a “voluntary” emigration of the Indians; he threatened that those Indians that decided to stay would be subject to United States authority. There were many concerns for the removal of the Indians such as practical and moral concerns and political concerns that influenced the end result of the policy of removal of the Indians. Practical concerns may be one of the most controversial issues of the Indian Removal Act. A practical concern is whether enforcement is moral, constitutional, affordable, or safe for the health of the Indians who are displaced from their ancestral lands. Some believed that the Cherokee nation was uncivilized and therefore did not have any rights, and could be “removed”. Others thought that the removal was a poorly planned act that did not treat the tribes ethically, as people. Because the Cherokee nation
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IndianRemovalActDBQ - History DBQ Oftedal Indian Removal Act DBQ Prior to Jacksons presidency John Quincy Adams refused to employ a controversial

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