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Indian Removal Zinn Chapter 7 Once the white men decided that they wanted lands belonging to the Native Americans Indians the United States Government did everything in its power to help the white men acquire Indian land The US Government did everything from turning a blind eye to passing legislature requiring the Indians to give up their land see Indian Removal Bill of 1828 Aided by his bias against the Indians General Jackson set the Indian removal into effect in the war of 1812 when he battled the great Tecumseh and conquered him Then General later to become President Jackson began the later Indian Removal movement when he conquered Tecumsehs allied Indian nation and began distributing their lands of which he invested heavily in Jackson became the leader of the distribution of Indian lands and distributed them in unequal ways In 1828 when Jackson was running for President his platform was based upon Indian Removal a popular issue which was working its way through Congress in the form of a Bill Jackson won a sweeping victory and began to formulate his strategies which he would use in an Indian Removal campaign In 1829 upon seeing that his beloved Bill was not being enforced Jackson began dealing with the Indian tribes and offering them untouchable tracts of lands west of the Mississippi River if they would only cede their lands to the US and move themselves there Jackson was a large fan of states rights-ism hence he vetoed the charter for the Bank of the United States and when faced with two issues concerning states rights one with South Carolina regarding succession one with Georgia regarding the Indians he went with the suppression of South Carolina and gave Georgia all out support When faced with the decision of Union
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