Removal Act of 1830

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Removal Act of 1830 Two distinct cultures existed on this Earth with the migration of man many thousands of years ago from Eurasia to the American continent. The people from the migration to the Americas had absolutely no contact with the people in Europe and Asia after they migrated. In fact, the two civilizations evolved in totally different manners, and at different speeds. The people in the Americas, or Native Americans existed mainly as hunter-gatherers using tools of bone, wood, and useful animal parts. Native Americans formed their beliefs into many different religions, and resided happily perhaps in buckskin wigwams or wooden longhouses. At the height of their civilization though, whites in Europe had their own religions and sociological issues and beliefs. The two cultures had "evolved" at different speeds, and in different directions. Civilization in Europe started centuries before civilization in the Americas began, leaving Europe with a massive head-start in key cultural areas; hence, a major cultural clash occurred when Columbus "sailed the Ocean blue in fourteen hundred and ninety-two." The whites from Europe simply could not tolerate the Native Americans', or Indians', overall lack of "civilization," as the Europeans described themselves. For hundreds of years, the two groups fought over land, religion, and other major components their separate lifestyles. Eventually, whites started coming over in large masses in the mid-eighteenth century when the riches of America enticed them to abandon their mother country and its growing problems of the American Revolution. The Europeans, or Americans (as opposed to Native Americans), and the Indians were fast approaching a "do or die" situation. The Indians ... ... middle of paper ... ...son compassionately addressed the state of the Native American affairs at his State of the Union Address, and agreed to give Indians ample land west of the Mississippi River if they would just leave the colonial areas. In the debates over the Removal bill, Senator John Forsyth reinforced Jackson's pro-removal standpoint by pointing out present Indian conditions and the United States' long history of its removal policy. Cass and Jackson were only two of the many who supported removal of the Indians. They addressed the issues that could not be turned around, such as the degeneration of tribes in the past, and the feelings of hatred that the general public had towards the Natives. They looked for a moral solution to the mayhem at hand, and took the proper measures to ensure the Removal Act of 1830. Bibliography: Wallace, Native American Indians

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