Andrew Jackson and the U.S. Government
Instructions: Go to the following website for an overview of Indian Removal:
Then, read the following excerpts from Andrew Jackson’s speeches and answer the questions below to prepare a short presentation for the panel discussion.
ANDREW JACKSON ON INDIAN POLICY (1829)
It will be my sincere and constant desire to observe toward the Indian tribes
within our limits a just and liberal policy, and to give that humane and consid-
erate attention to their rights and their wants which is consistent to the habits
of our Government and the feelings of our people.
Source: First Inaugural Address, http://www.synaptic.bc.ca/ejournal/
JacksonFirstInauguralAddress.htm.ANDREW JACKSON’S CASE FOR THE REMOVAL ACT, 1830
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 re-
moval of the Indians beyond the white settlements is approaching to a happy
consummation. Two important tribes have accepted the provision made for
their removal at the last session of Congress, and it is believed that their exam-
ple will induce the remaining tribes also to seek the same obvious advantages.