The Kickapoo live peacefully in the state of Missouri. They didn't cause trouble or mess with the American settlers, however, they were still thought of as dangerous and savage.
After the cotton gin was popularized, Southerns wanted to get more land to grow more cotton. The cotton gin cleaned the cotton very fast and they could sell more faster.
Indian Removal Act
Andrew Jackson was elected in 1828 with hopes of expanding the country out west. He was considered the ¨Common Man¨ because he had grown up poor. He was liked by some but hated by most and his presidency changed presidencies forever.
Americans wanted to push out the Native Americans. It was accomplished when the president passed a law where tribes were forced out, peacefully or otherwise. Indians were removed from their land to land south of the Missouri river.