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  1. Aug 30, 2021 · On May 28, 1830, President Andrew Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act into law. The bill enabled the federal government to negotiate with southeastern Native American tribes for their...

  2. The Indian Removal Act was signed into law on May 28, 1830, by United States President Andrew Jackson. The law, as described by Congress, provided "for an exchange of lands with the Indians residing in any of the states or territories, and for their removal west of the river Mississippi."

    • An Act to provide for an exchange of lands with the Indians residing in any of the states or territories, and for their removal west of the river Mississippi.
    • Pub.L. 21–148
  3. May 10, 2022 · On December 6, 1830, in his annual message to Congress, President Andrew Jackson informed Congress on the progress of the removal of Indian tribes living east of the Mississippi River to land in the west. In the early 1800s, American demand for Indian nations' land increased, and momentum grew to force American Indians further west.

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  5. May 11, 2022 · The Indian Removal Act did not legally order the involuntary removal of any Native Americans; however, the Act allowed the Jackson administration to freely “persuade, bribe, and threaten” tribal leaders to sign removal treaties (Indian Treaties and the Removal Act of 1830, n.d., p. 2).

    • Andrew Jackson and Native Americans: Background
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    To explain the conflict between Andrew Jackson and Native Americans, Jackson lived during a time when the population and territory of the United States was growing quickly. Under British rule, American expansion had been limited to the territory within the boundaries of the Proclamation Line of 1763. This meant that Americans could not settle beyon...

    Andrew Jackson's Indian policy was shaped partially by his belief that Native American people were inferior to white Americans, and partially by the political and economic interests of the United States. In his 1830 address to Congress, Jackson claimed that moving Native American people off of their lands and into the West would be in their best in...

    Although the Five Civilized Tribes, the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole, were held up as successes of the Civilization Plan, they were not immune to Jackson's Indian policy.

  6. Oct 10, 2022 · The rapid settlement of land east of the Mississippi River made it clear by the mid-1820s that the white man would not tolerate the presence of even peaceful Indians there. Pres. Andrew Jackson (1829–37) vigorously promoted this new policy, which became incorporated in the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

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