Johnson’s outlook on slavery also affected the way his plan for reconstruction would get through by being “an uncompromising racist” and “insist[ing] that the blacks did not deserve citizenship [,]” which shocked moderates [so much that they] voted with the radicals to override the presidential veto[,]… [and they also] refused to acc... ... middle of paper ... ...and should care to stay in power to benefit the people (H.A. Tompkins). Johnson did not do these, so he is worthy of receiving contempt and impeachment. H.A. Tompkins is incorrect about Johnson because he was a bad president, no matter the time, or congressman in charge.
The vision of the Republican vision seemed obelic. The solution to federally enforce emancipation was not accepted peacefully. President Lincoln, despised slavery and felt that it “degraded the blacks and whites alike.” In Lincoln’s view slavery prevented Negros from being able to take part in the fruits of their own labor. The distasteful rejection that President Lincoln received for the emancipation of slaves was unethical and fearing. Fear definitely enticed Lincoln to make major reservations when time came to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation.
Dragging Canoe was against this idea because it could and did effect the Cherokees negatively (Bender). What made this situation even harder for Dragging Canoe was that his father, Attakullakulla and war leader Oconostota were all for the idea of selling off Indian land and signed the deal (1). But there was a problem with the signing of this deal; the Cherokee law.
It all started when Congress passed the Tariff of Abomination in 1828. Many southerners were opposed to it because previous tariffs had severely damaged their economy, and it was only beginning to recover in 1828. As a result of all this, South Carolina wanted to leave the Union. Andrew Jackson, however, thought the nullification was unconstitutional. The three reasons were the following: A strong central government, states can’t secede from the Union, and the government can issue a tax or tariff.
The New England colonies had fought against these taxes because they believed it wasn’t fair. The Tea Act was enacted to get the British East India Company out of debt by forcing the colonies to buy all imported tea from them. Although the price of tea had gone down, this had created tension between the colonies and Britain. The American colonists were not pleased with this act. In response to the new act they boycotted.
The "reservation" policy was made so they could remove Native Americans from direct contact with the white migrants who were pressuring the governments for each territory that will ultimately destroy the Indians culture. The "reservation" policy is said to be policy that shrunk Indian Territory to the Black Hills of the Dakota Territory and to Oklahoma. All of the Natives customs were threatened. "Indians used buffalo for food, clothing, fuel and even shelter" (Carnes and Garraty 456). As a result of the invasion Indians stopped hunting and many tribes became infuriated.
This caused many disagreements between the two regions and ultimately was one of the main causes of the Civil War. They also had different views on tariffs due to the difference in the economies. The North was booming with industrialization and they didn’t like competing with the goods being imported. The tariffs provided protection for the northern industries and in turn had a negative impact they had on the southern economy. This only amplified the uneasy feeling that the South felt about the Union.
Governmental action made “The Trail of Tears” despicable because of greed and partiality. In 1829, the white settlers in Georgia began an almost religious crusade to remove the Cherokee Indians from their land. The Georgia government refused to recognize the Cherokee government that had been started by John Ross and John Ridge: John Ross represented the vast majority of the Cherokee Nation and had their complete support. He wanted to deed a portion of the land to the United States for an amount of money to be determined by Congress with the rest of the land deeded to the Cherokee owners. The deal was that the United States and the Georgia government recognize Cherokee citizenship, including the right to vote and hold political office.
It showed them how slavery actually affected the slaves and how they were treated by their owners. Some Northerners, however, criticized the book, some because they believed it exaggerated slavery's cruelty and others because they thought it downplayed slavery ("Uncle). The novel was so gruesome at times that people could not believe that what had happened in the book could really happen to slaves. The novel outraged the South and they declared the book to be criminal, slanderous and utterly false ("Africans). Obviously the south was for slavery and they did not like the book because they did not want others to know what was happening to their slaves.
Andrew Jackson was known as the sharp knife among the Native Americans for his brutality toward Indians. He wanted to aggressively remove the Indians from the land that were on. He passed an act that allowed him to trade land that the natives were on for land far off past the Mississippi River. Many tribes disagreed and one Cherokee tribe challenged the state of Georgia to their rights to the land and won in the Supreme Court. Although they ruled that the Cherokee people had a right to their land, the state of Georgia and Jackson blatantly ignored the ruling.