The history and purpose of the indian removal act
On december 6, 1830, in a message to congress, president andrew jackson called for the relocation of eastern native american tribes to land west of the mississippi river, in order to open new land for settlement by citizens of the united states. The indian removal act was passed on may 26, 1830 the president at the time was andrew jackson the indian removal act allowed jackson to make deals with the native americans to get them to move west in exchange for giving up their land, indians were promised food, supplies, and money however. Digital history explorationsindian jackson used the funding from his newly created indian removal act of 1830 to forcibly remove the.
Educational materials developed through the howard county history labs program, a partnership between the howard county public school system and the umbc center for history education. Ii abstract this dissertation offers a history of indian removal as a political issue from the war of 1812 to the signing of the indian removal act in 1830. Removal act of 1830 removal act of 1830 on 28 may 1830 the indian removal act became law, passed by congress after heated debate and by a close vote the purpose of this legislation was the removal of those native americans still residing east of the mississippi to new homes west of that river. What: 1830: andrew jackson pushed new piece of legislation -indian removal acts- through both houses of congress gave president power to negotiate removal treaties w/ indian tribes living east of mississippi.
Twenty-first congress, session i, chapter 148 may 28, 1830 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. The indian removal act signed into law by andrew jackson in 1830 authorized the united states government to negotiate with the indian tribes for their removal to the west of mississippi in exchange for their homelands. Chief ross and the cherokee national council maintained that the document was a fraud and presented a petition with more than 15,000. In 1838, as the deadline for removal approached, thousands of federal soldiers and georgia volunteers entered the territory and forcibly relocated the cherokees.
Although we typically think that the us was overwhelmingly in favor of indian removal, this is not necessarily true in fact, the vote in congress was very close the senate passed the indian removal act of 1830 by 28 to 19 while the house vote was much closer, with the act passing by 102 to 97. The absolutely true diary of a part time indian the native american history nature library andrew jackson's speech to congress on 'indian removal' about. Indian removal act & nunahi-duna-dlo-hilu-i in the 1800's, the united states was a nation still learning how to efficiently run a government, and establish credibility as a force to be reckoned with. Quick answer the indian removal act, signed into law by president andrew jackson on may 28, 1830, effectively forced the exchange of land held by native american nations in southeastern us states for unsettled land west of the mississippi river. Indian treaties and the removal act of 1830 the us government used treaties as one means to displace indians from their tribal lands, a mechanism that was strengthened with the removal act of 1830.
The indian removal act, part of a united states government policy known as indian removal, was signed into law by president andrew jackson on may 26, 1830he removal act was strongly supported in the south, where states were eager to gain access to lands inhabited by the five civilized tribes. The indian removal act of 1830 1 the indian removal act of 1830 margaret p mcallister educ 6100 21 june 2010. Indian removal act: study notes the indian removal act was an act put into action to remove the native americans from the east and relocate them west of the mississippi.
Indian removal act of 1830 name: amh 2010 instructor date purpose of the indian removal act of 1830 the indian removal act of 1830 allowed the forced emigration indian tribes living east of mississippi to the indian territories that had been established west of arkansas and missouri. The indian act is the principal statute through which the federal government administers indian status, local first nations governments and the management of reserve land and communal monies. Indian removal act of 1830 legislation passed by the united states congress in 1830 the war of 1812 marked the end of organized indian resistance to white settlement of the area known as the old northwest (the area of land surrounding the great lakes and between the ohio river and the mississippi river it included the present-day states. No m-8 impact of indian removal - 2 - day 1 1 review with the students the purpose of the indian removal act of 1830 2 if you have access to a map of indian reservations in kansas 1825 to1850, it will be.
Indian removal extract from andrew jackson's seventh annual message to congress december 7, 1835 the plan of removing the aboriginal people who yet remain within the settled portions of the united states to the country west of the mississippi river approaches its consummation. The indian removal act was a law in the united states that was passed in 1830 it was introduced by hugh white and became a law when president andrew jackson signed it. Permanent indian frontier 1830, jackson signed the indian removal act the purpose of fort scott’s establishment was twofold.