Indian act

Indian act
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  • Jackson thought that assimilation could not work another possibility  allowing native Americans to live in their original  areas - would have  required too many troops to keep the area's free of white settlers.
  • Jackson believed that the only solution was to move the native american  from their lands to areas farther west.
  • congress passed the Indian act in 1830. Under this law  the federal government funded negotiation, of treaties that would force the native Americans to move west. 
  • about 90 treaties were signed. For Jackson, the removal policy was "not only liberal, but generous," but his arguments were mainly based on the rights of states to govern within their own boundaries. 
  • In 1830 , Jackson pressured the Choctaw to sign a treaty that required them to move from Mississippi.
  • In 1831, he ordered U.S troops to forcibly remove the Sauk an fox from their lands in Illinois and Missouri. In 1832 , he forced the Chickasaw to leave their lands in Alabama and Mississippi.
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