SocStud-Trail of Tears Essay2

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Destiny Sze D bloc, Soc. Stud. February 23, 2009 Trail of Tears Essay # 2 Andrew Jackson’s involvement with the Cherokees and other Indian tribes were far from fair or humane. His actions were cruel and unjust. He was the cause of the Trail of Tears. According to Dee Brown’s “The Trail of Tears”, Representative Davy Crockett agreed. “Representative Davy Crockett of Tennessee denounced the treatment of the Cherokees as unjust, dishonest, and cruel.” (Brown p. 7) The Indians called Andrew Jackson “Sharp Knife”. According to Dee Brown’s “Trail of Tears”, “…he had waged war against the Cherokees, Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks, and Seminoles…” (Brown p. 1) They managed to hold onto their land in the South when Jackson took office, but he wished to move all Indian land west of the Mississippi. Congress responded with a law that granted Jackson’s wishes. The act was passed in 1830 and guaranteed that all of the United States land west of the Mississippi that was not within the states of Missouri, Louisiana, and the Territory of Arkansas,
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2011 for the course DAS 152 taught by Professor Powers during the Spring '11 term at Moorpark College.

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