What was Jackson’s purpose in writing this letter to the Cherokee?
In this letter, Jackson writes to the Cherokee Nation urging them to give up the fight for their homeland. Jackson argues that the Cherokee people will be much better off if they remove to land west of the Mississippi River. He expresses the hope that they will accept the advice that he claims to give them as a friend.
What was Andrew Jackson’s Indian policy based on?
Jackson urged Indians to assimilate and obey state laws. Further, he believed that he could only accommodate the desire for Indian self-rule in federal territories, which required resettlement west of the Mississippi River on federal lands.
How were Native Americans impacted by Jackson’s policies?
In 1830, as part of his zealous quest to acquire new territory for the nation, President Jackson pushed for the passing of the Indian Removal Act. It was this act that allowed for the 1838 forced removal by the U.S. military of Cherokee from their Georgia homeland to barren land in the Oklahoma territory.
What was the purpose of Jackson’s Indian Removal Act?
To achieve his purpose, Jackson encouraged Congress to adopt the Removal Act of 1830. The Act established a process whereby the President could grant land west of the Mississippi River to Indian tribes that agreed to give up their homelands.
Why does Jackson think his policy is kind and generous?
Why does Jackson think his policy is kind and generous? because they are “kindly” offering him a new home, and to pay all of the expenses of his whole settlement.
Why did Jackson feel that relocating Native Americans was the best policy?
According to Jackson, the ‘civilized’ community include the Americans not Native American Indians. Why did Jackson feel like relocating the Native Americans was the best policy? “To protect and if possible to preserve and perpetuate the scattered remnants of this race….”
Do you think Jackson’s Indian policy promoted democracy Why or why not?
Do you think Jacksons Indian policy promoted democracy? No, Not at all. A broken treaty could’ve found a more peaceful way to make a compromise. Everyone should be able to have equal rights.
Who benefited from the Indian Removal Act?
Most white Americans supported the Removal Act, especially southerners who were eager to expand southward. Expansion south would be good for the country and the future of the country’s economy with the later introduction of cotton production in the south. Yet, there was still significant opposition to the act.