During Jackson’s presidency, he passed treaties such as the Treaty of 1814 with the Creeks. He, “Dictated a treaty which took away half the land of the Creek nation.” These treaties were mainly focused on pushing the Indians out of the area to the West in order for the rich white males to have more land for themselves. Jackson did not think that the Indians themselves were actually part of the land he was governing and we can tell this is true because of the decisions he made during his presidency. Andrew Jackson was said to have been, “A land speculator, merchant, slave trader, and most aggressive enemy of the Indians in early American history.” This would explain why he would be so quick as to sign off on treaties that would take away the homes of the Indians. Jackson also put the Indian Removal Acts into motion.
In November 1972, it bought the Wounded knew protest to a successful conclusion, and also “ marked a historic watershed in the relations of American Indians and the Western European peoples.” “ In demanded Independence for the Oglala Nation, the people at Wounded Knee sought a return to the days of pre-discovery, when the tribes of this land had political independence and sovereignty, they sought the recognition by the nations of the world of their rightful status as nations in the community of nations.” With the civil right movements, it wouldn't help them but only make them lose their land and American Indians were not even really that known and had the importance, they were only associated with the whites. The
The Indian Removal Act was also very controversial, while Native American removal, in theory, was voluntary. In reality, vast amounts of pressure were put on Native American leaders to sign removal treaties. Most observers’ weather they were in favor of the policy or not, were aware that the passage of the act would mean the inevitable removal of most Indians from the state. From 1820 to 1824, Jackson was instrumental in negotiating 11 treaties; which deprived the eastern tribes of their land in exchange for land in the west. As a result of the treaties, the United States gained control of over three-quarters of Alabama, and Florida, as well as parts of Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, and North Carolina.
He was an antebellum southern man who experienced both successes in southern society but also committed deeds that led to humiliation among South Carolina society during some parts of his life. Hammond thus gives the image of a man who represents both the best and the worst components of antebellum southern society. Hammond was born to Elisha and Catherine Hammond in 1807, and from this moment on, Hammond believed his father lived “for me & in me” (Faust pg. 7) Elisha Hammond expected great things to come from his first born and constantly pressured him to attain success in his life. “More than half of the young men raised in the southern states are sooner or later ruined by disapation but this,” Elisha solemnly intoned, “I trust will not apply to you” Preaching such as this was daily for the young Hammond living with his father in the early 19th century.
Troy Voss Rachel Woodward English 110.429 Nov 5, 2009 The Dawes Severalty Act of 1887 The Dawes Severalty Act is a very controversial topic in the United States history. Its goal was to oppress the Native Americans by taking their land and worked to decimate their culture completely. Despite what were considered good intentions by the government at the time, the Dawes Severalty Act caused incredible destruction of the Native American culture and the entire tribe dynamic. Looking back into the act’s legacy, historians found that it was unsuccessful in the assimilation Native Americans. However, the Act did manage to suppress many of the Native American practices for the time being and its land allotment policies had long-standing implications.
Darius Frazier Mrs. Sugai Honors Leadership April 30, 2009 Dreams from My Father This book was entitled Dreams from My Father, an autobiography written by our new president, Barack Obama. I think that one of the main purposes of this book being written is because he had to go through so much to get to that senator position that he was in when he wrote the book, and he just wants people to see that no matter what you go through, you can always make it. I also think that this book was written because he wanted people to see life through his eyes because he grew up with a very different background, born between two races, and he wanted people to see the hardships and challenges being in this situation can bring a person. I believe that in the end, Obama wanted to share his story with everyone just to give some people that little ray of hope. He shared everything, coming from the bottom of the bottom, being down and out with nowhere to go, but he still made it.
While some groups favored escaping white harassment through resettlement, many more opposed the idea of leaving their ancestral homes. Their desire to stay was reinforced by the unhappy experiences of small groups of Cherokees, Delawares, Shawnees, and others who had accepted a land exchange and gone westward between 1785 and 1800. After the War of 1812 and the elimination of the British as a potential ally, Indian removal became a basic item in virtually all treaties with Native groups. In 1817 John C. Calhoun, a strong advocate of Indian removal, was named secretary of war by James Monroe. Calhoun joined forces with the war hero Andrew Jackson and Lewis Cass, governor of Michigan Territory, to urge formal adoption of a removal
My View on Lincoln When I first learned American history in junior high, I got into the idea of that Lincoln Abraham was the president who freed the slaves. Yet it would be many yrs before I was able to fully comprehend the long history of the progress of abolishing slavery. History often portrayed Lincoln as a moral man, who was sickened by the concept of slavery and therefore used his power as president to abolish the practice, yet depending on who you ask you may get a different version of history. Things get a little complicated if you considered the two sides. As Lincoln once addressed, “My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery.
Before, this was not allowed and angered many abolitionists from the Whig and Democrat parties. The Parties first meetings were "Anti-Nebraska" protest meetings and they spread rapidly through the country. After just six years the Republican Party had their first President nominee who vowed to end slavery and hold the union together while do it. Today he is one of the most well known presidents in the United States, Abraham Lincoln. He beat out John C. Breckinridge, John Bell, and Stephen A. Douglas; the closest candidate finished 108 Electoral College votes behind Abraham Lincoln.
more than any other race. They have faced segregation, racism, violence, and of course slavery. Finally seeing the progress and success of the race with one of their own being elected President for the first time in history, with reason, becomes overwhelming. But if blacks truly care about the progress of their race, they need to do what they as people have been begging others to do throughout history, and that’s look past a man’s color and into his heart or in this case, his agendas. Barack Obama may claim he loves the black community, but his agendas and causes that he is promoting say otherwise and consequently, will kill more and more blacks