1830 Indian Removal Act

October 2, 2011
1830 Indian Removal Act
The year was 1838. More than six hundred Cherokee Indians were hauled into the west in the cold rain or as known as the trails of tears. They were forced to leave their homes and everything they held and had to adapt to the existing conditions. By the Indian Removal Act of 1830 it violated their political, legal, and human rights it also removed Native Americans from there homelands . 

      Taking away freedom and land without the knowing of Native Americans was a violation of their political rights. Native Americans had no freedom. The Indian Removal Act of 1830 ordered soldiers to imprison Native Americans in stockades. They protested and went to courts, but they had no power in U.S. government and their personal votes did not count. The courts ruled against them. An Indian tribe or nation within the United States is not foreign states in the sense of the constitution. They were considered a part of the United States, yet no democracy existed for the Native Americans. Their reasoning and advocated desires were ignored.   That is a violation of political rights.

          Stealing lands from Native Americans and being dishonest with treaties was a violation of their legal rights. The Native Americans had been living on that land for year’s way before the U.S. even existed. The Native Americans helped “Americans” establish formal treaties with the U.S. that guaranteed them their residence, privileges, and peace from intruders. Trespassers have looted, hurt, and even killed members of his tribe. Despite the treaties and the laws enforcing the Native Americans they were still being disturbed, and although, the treaties were still active during the Removal Act, their lands were still taken. The U.S. took what had not belonged to them and committed document fraud towards the Native Americans. This is nothing legal obviously.

        There is a consequence to everything here it goes. Human rights of Native...