Dbq worksheet on president andrew jackson's 1830 address to congress on indian removal free to print (pdf file), this is designed for high school students of united states history. Part of president andrew jackson's campaign to remove all native americans east of the mississippi river, this treaty arranged for the relocation of the cherokee, the last large tribe remaining in the southeast. The reign of king andrew president andrew jackson might have lived a common man's youth, but he eventually transformed his life of poverty into that of a king as jackson grew older he became a powerful ambitious man and was ready to assert his influence throughout his presidency.
President andrew jackson's case for the removal act first annual message to congress, 8 december 1829 it gives me pleasure to announce to congress that the benevolent policy of the government, steadily pursued for nearly thirty years, in relation to the removal of the indians beyond the white settlements is approaching to a happy consummation. Avenging the people: andrew jackson, the rule of law, and the american nation is a well intentioned, but eventually confused and over stretched book it provides some illuminating details about the world andrew jackson matured in, but its central thesis is shaky to begin with, and by the end of the book completely falls apart. Andrew jackson's attitude towards the indians was based on his past encounters with the indians in war and peaceful negotiations he was the commanding general in the defeat of the creek indians, and he experienced the devastation the war brought to the indian tribes.
More than 125,000 native americans lived east of the mississippi in the 1820s and federal policy toward them varied beginning in the 1790s the washington government recognized the tribes as separate nations and agreed to acquire land from them only through formal treaties the indians were shrewd and stubborn negotiators. Andrew jackson was denied of his rightful presidency in 1824 when the corrupt bargain was struck between president elect john quincy adams and speaker of the house, henry clay in the popular vote count in the general election, he defeated his closest competitor, quincy adams by 10. Andrew jackson andrew jackson was born esther in north or south carolina on march 15, 1767 emily rodriguez history 111 native american foreign policy 11-9-14.
Those who focus on land hunger and animosity towards native americans might place greater emphasis on those factors, but hickey does discuss the northwest indian war of 1811, which he notes ultimately blended into the larger war (13. In 1830 the first act was the indian removal act, an order to facilitate the relocation of native american tribes living east of the mississippi river in the united states to lands further west the indian removal act, part of a us government policy known as indian removal, was signed into law by president andrew jackson on may 28, 1830. Harsh policy with regard to native americans this policy resulted in the usurpation of land, attempts to destroy tribal culture, and the forcible removal of native americans from the southeastern united. Andrew jackson  richard b latner the familiar labels the age of jackson and jacksonian democracy identify andrew jackson  with the era in which he lived and with the advancement of political democracy. In social studies class, they will have already read and learned about andrew jackson as he his portrayed in history books have them list jackson's presidential accomplishments (side note: our district's textbook portrays jackson in a more heroic light, barely mentioning the trail of tears.
The indian removal act was signed into law by president andrew jackson on may 28, 1830, authorizing the president to grant unsettled lands west of the mississippi in exchange for indian lands within existing state borders a few tribes went peacefully, but many resisted the relocation policy during. The bank war was a long and bitter struggle waged by president andrew jackson in the 1830s against the second bank of the united states, a federal institution which jackson sought to destroy. Andrew jackson and the trail of tears the long, bitter trail: andrew jackson and the indians was written by anthony fc wallace in his book, the main argument was how andrew jackson had a direct affect on the mistreatment and removal of the native americans from their homelands to indian territory.
For the first time in american history, andrew jackson captured the imagination and advanced the cause of the common (white) man, rather than those he fundamentally opposed (and opposed him): native americans, slaves, and most importantly the landed gentry (which consisted of the class of most of our founding fathers. Andrew jackson's message to congress on 'indian removal' (1830), delivered shortly after the 1830 act was policy toward native american nations since. When andrew jackson became president in 1829, he quickly instituted a coercive removal policy in 1830, the indian removal act granted jackson funds and authority to remove the indians by force if necessary.