Removal Act

The land-hungry Americans did not let their greed go unnoticed by the aborigines of the land. The Removal Act of the 1830s in the state of Georgia displayed the authentic dishonesty of Americans. The Americans used treaties to manipulate the defenseless Natives. They were politically, legally, and humanly violated. Under the pressure, tribes like the Cherokee tried to create an injunction to prevent the annihilation.
      In the beginning, as the Americans ushered into the virgin land of Georgia I’m sure they noticed how innocent and naïve the natives were. With this in mind they proceeded to introduced themselves and the Native Americans welcomed them with open arms. They both exchanged knowledge about survival; however being more advanced in civilization the Americans had the upper hand by default. Taking this into consideration the Americans tricked the natives into making a treaty with them involving land ownership. The Cherokee Indians willingly negotiated with the Americans and sold a piece of their land, but little by little the land ownership of the Americans grew. When the treaty was made the United States guaranteed the Cherokee’s habitation and security, and promised them untouchable land. In document 3, The Memorial and Protest of the Cherokee Nation, it states “The treaties with us, and laws of the United States made in pursuance of treaties, guaranty our residence and our privileges, and secure us against intruders.” This on the other hand, was not the case. The United States became greedy and slowly pushed the Cherokees out of their home.
      Further more, in the current president Andrew Jackson’s defense he explains that in their time there was no reason not to advance in civilization. Cities and towns had to be made because of population growth. Though, by exterminating the Cherokee was not the just way to progress. Mr. Chief Justice Marshall distributed the perspective of the court in document 2. He wrote a letter in 1831 explaining that the...