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Brown Mason Brown History 111 Millikan March 29, 2010 Andrew Jackson and Indian Removal President Andrew Jackson felt much pressure from the South for the removal of the Native Americans for many different reasons. Some of the reasons were that the Native Americans lived on the most fertile land and that gold was discovered in Georgia (class notes, 3/19/10). But reasons such as those could not be enough to convince Congress to sign an Act into law for the removal of the Native Americans to land west of the Mississippi, so how did Jackson convince Congress to approve of the removal? Jackson actually used a few different arguments to convince Congress to remove the Native Americans. One of the first arguments that Jackson presents is that the Indians were claiming to be sovereign nations, but the state governments, and Jackson himself, told the tribes that if they are to remain in the states then they are subject to the laws of the United States (Indian Removal Source, 1). He also talks about how some tribes have become extinct (i.e. Mohegan and
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