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Indian Removal Act

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  1. Indian Removal Act (Civics-Online.org)
      Provides the text of the Act. 01-06

  2. Indian Removal Act (PBS.org)
      "In 1830, just a year after taking office, Jackson pushed a new piece of legislation called the 'Indian Removal Act' through both houses of Congress. It gave the president power to negotiate removal treaties with Indian tribes living east of the Mississippi. Under these treaties, the Indians were to give up their lands east of the Mississippi in exchange for lands to the west. Those wishing to remain in the east would become citizens of their home state. This act affected not only the southeastern nations, but many others further north. The removal was supposed to be voluntary and peaceful, and it was that way for the tribes that agreed to the conditions. But the southeastern nations resisted, and Jackson forced them to leave." 01-06

  3. Indian Removal Act (Wikipedia.org)
      "he Indian Removal Act of 1830 was a law passed by the Twenty-first United States Congress in order to facilitate the relocation of American Indian tribes living east of the Mississippi River in the United States to lands further west. The Removal Act, part of a U.S. government policy known as Indian Removal, was signed into law by President Andrew Jackson on May 28, 1830." 01-06

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