He was born as the property of the Peter Blow family since his parents were both slaves. The United States took possession of Missouri in 1804 and after much dispute on whether or not it would be a slavery state, an agreement known as the Missouri Compromise came about. This caused a balance in the number of free vs. slave states. Due to Missouri being located in the middle of what was freedom and slavery, there were major problems arising. The Blow family relocated to St. Louis in 1830 and then ran into some financial problems, which caused them sell Dred Scott to Dr. John Emerson.
Explain what the Indian Removal Act stipulated. What tribes were affected by this legislation? Describe the Trail of Tears. President Andrew Jackson called for an Indian Removal Act on May 26, 1839. This authorized him to grant unsettled lands west of the Mississippi in exchange for Indian lands within existing state borders, and appropriated $500,000 to cover the operating cost of removal.
Indian Removal Act Indians have been here in the United States long before anyone. They had taught the first settlers how to survive on their own, until the aspect of expanding and claiming lands became an issue. For years after the first settlers came to America, Indians had been fighting for their land desperately. It is not until, 1830 when Andrew Jackson propose an act in removal of the Indians and push them to the west of the Mississippi River- the Indian removal act. There are many arguments dealing with this act either for or against it.
Although the Indian removal is generally associated with the 1830 act of congress, the process was already being put in effect as early as the 1700s. There was pressure of the whites settlers that led to a small party of Choctaws, Chickasaws and Cherokees to move west of the Mississippi by 1807. Jefferson led the native people to believe that if they were to stay on the land they should adapt to the whites beliefs and religious mindset. The Natives where desperate and in an effort to keep their land they were willing to try anything, so they learned the English language started dressing like them and started to get educated. Assimilation was never the plan though Jefferson ultimately wanted the move the natives off their land and continue the expansion.
In the later part of the 19th-century federal policy shifted away from tribal self-government in favor of an effort to dismantle tribal government systems. (Brown, Nov.) The Indians always had to educate the Americans on everything they tried to fight for. This affected the tone and nature of American Indian leadership. There were protest from the Indians, Poor Peoples March of 1968, Red Power Rallies, the American Indian Movement to the occupation of Alcatraz. With the occupation of Alcatraz, a participant said, "we got back our worth, our pride, our dignity, our humanity."
148), the movement staged many protests against prejudiced Indian rights leading up to the siege at Wounded Knee. Wounded Knee was a rebellion of the extension of the White government control, by the Indians. The Whites established a government and military quickly after the colonisation of America that pacified the Indians in order to gain control of resources. This is the natural order of colonisation and with this idea combined with the fact that these Indians were educated (as by decree of the very same government), this caused the uprising against their White oppressors by the Indians, (Bodley, 1999, p.60). It seemed a disaster waiting to happen.
“The first was a punitive excursion led by Andrew Jackson. The second war was part of the devastating Indian removals. The final war was an attempt to remove the last remnants of the Seminoles from their homes in the Everglades” (Missall
Lincoln tried to raise a army of 75,000 miltia men after the fall of Fort Sumter(Civil War). Lincoln tried to get a rough draft of the Emancipation Proclamation through Congress. On January 1, 1863, The Emancipation Proclamation was put into law and the document said that slaves could now join the army to preserve the Union(Civil War). The Proclamation didn’t free no slave, it was just a guideline that said they should fight to end slavery. To quote from the Emancipation Proclamation, “ slaves within any State, or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.” This is saying that slaves should be free, if not, then they are to be free by military forces.” This is how Lincoln found a new motive for the Union army to fight.
Then centuries later, the Indian Removal Act of 1830 where the Indians were removed from their native grounds and put them on reservations. The United States started to colonize the Native Americans in order to make them more social accepted and this caused both negative and positive effects on the Indians and the Indian culture.
That we describe the practitioners of such brutality as ‘heroes’ can only be described as shameful. Seemingly the next step in any treaty made with Native American groups was the destructive decision to void it by the Americans. As early as 1830, the Indian Removal Act, which removed natives to ‘Indian Territory’ west of the Mississippi River, stated that the President would “forever secure and guaranty” this land to the natives. Forever turned out to be roughly 77 years as