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Unformatted text preview: The Agricultural Northwest I. Introduction A. 1844: indian removal had been substantially accomplished, most of the NAs B. Constitution gave congress the power to regulate commerce with Indians -- various tribes were to be treated as if they were separate sovereign nations rather than American citizens -- Indians were not entitled to vote 1. ensured that no one would take a political interest in the Indians C. Jefferson put in place a policy that would allow SOME Indians to stay if they met a certain standard of civilization -- most whites were intent on removing ALL Indians for they own selfish interests -- Monroe opposed Jeffersons policy and gave in the the white man land hunger II. Displacing the Indians A. The Displacement Process 1. Andrew Jackson: created new treaties with the Indians that would move them west of the Mississippi River a) stated that Indians would not thrive if they remained on the land and had to compete with white Americans 2. Indian Appropriations Act: designed to consolidate the tribes living in...
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